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Search and Rescue-Willow

Police BlotterUpdate: On 10/30/2017 at approximately 9:10 a.m., Alaska State Troopers were able to contact 67 year old Shang O. Yi of Anchorage, on his mobile phone. Yi reported to AST that he had found a camp and was safe. Troopers, Park Rangers and members of Mat-SAR were able to pinpoint his location and after multiple attempts, reach his location by foot. At approximately 2:45 p.m., rescue personnel were able to safely escort Yi back to his vehicle at the Red Shirt Lake Trail head. Yi was able to leave on his own accord without any reported injuries.

On 10/29/2017, approximately 8:30 p.m., Alaska State Troopers and members of the Mat-SAR rescue group responded to a reported overdue hiker near the Nancy Lake Recreational Park in Willow. Investigation revealed one 67 year of age male from Anchorage had gone hiking earlier in the day and then gotten lost after sunset. At approximately 5:00 a.m. on 10/30 ground search efforts were suspended and expected to resume again after sunrise on 10/30.

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