Rescued: AK man spent 7 nights outdoors, no food


KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — The fly fisherman reported missing on Saturday was found Tuesday in good condition in the Salmon Bay Lake area and returned to Ketchikan on a Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad floatplane.

David Ford, 57, was found at 12:40 p.m. Tuesday after search and rescue volunteers followed a trail they initially discovered Monday night, said KVRS spokesman Chris John. Ford's footprints led off in an unexpected direction, along a stream that takes off to the north from the main creek connecting Salmon Bay Lake to the saltwater below at Salmon Bay.

“It's great news,” John s...

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