Two Search-and-Rescue Efforts Underway in Alaska for Missing Moose Hunters

By author of The Realblog with Stephanie Mallory

Four men participating in two separate hunts are missing

Two search and rescue crews are looking for four moose hunters who are missing in Alaska along the lower Kuskokwim River.

KYUK reports that Dwayne Hoffman, coordinator of the search effort near Kalskag, said that Daniel Laraux, known as “One One,” went missing on the evening of September 1 in the Kuskokwim River area. Hoffman said Laruax could have gone missing on land or water and was last seen wearing a light-green jacket and blue jeans.

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Meanwhile, Bethel Search and Rescue (BSAR) is looking for three moose hunters who went missing near Bethel on August 30. Shane McIntyre, Justin Crow, and Carl Flynn disappeared after leaving to set up a moose camp. Using sonar and drag hooks, searchers are looking for the men and their missing boat upriver of Bethel where they discovered debris from the missing hunters’ boat, including life vests, gas containers, a coat, and a flashlight.  A dive team will fly to Bethel this week to assist with the recovery effort.

Anyone with information about the missing men should call Bethel Search and Rescue at 907-545-4357 or 907-545-1400. Information can also be shared with Alaska State Troopers at 907-543-2294.

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