Search and Rescue locates missing man on Mitkof Island


October 27, 2022

Photo courtesy of Aaron Hankins

Search and Rescue members are debriefed after the completion of the operation.

Petersburg Search and Rescue found a missing hiker on Sunday off of a U.S. Forest Service road near the South Ferry Terminal after a two-day search according to Fire/EMS/SAR Director Aaron Hankins.

Hankins reported that the Alaska State Troopers received a call about the missing man, who is in his early thirties, around 5 p.m. on Saturday after he did not return from his hike on time, at which point Search and Rescue was activated through SAR Captain Patrick Fowler.

SAR members were debriefed at the fire hall where they were informed that the missing hiker had been dropped off at the South...

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