Missing Man's Body Recovered After Eight Months
The Alaska resident was last seen riding his ATV down the Teller Spit
ALASKA – An Alaskan was reported missing in November of last year, and Thursday Alaska State Troopers (AST) identified a body found earlier this week as the same man.
On November 9, at about 4 p.m., Kyle Komok of Teller, Alaska rode his ATV into a violent storm on the Teller Spit.
The last time anyone saw him, waves were crashing into him and were almost tipping him over, according to AST.
Search and Rescue teams in Teller searched houses and Freshwater Lake, but were forced to suspend the search later that night due to weather.
The following day they resumed the search and were able to get two four wheelers to the end of the spit, but were unsuccessful in finding Komok.
According to reports, the spit was washed out at the halfway point. Rescue boats were also sent out, but were unsuccessful. The search was called off due to "deteriorating" weather and water conditions.
On Monday, a Brevig Mission resident reported remains washed up on a beach and after an autopsy, they were identified as the father of four – Komok.
The next of kin have been notified.