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Search suspended for French explorer

By KTVA CBS 11 News 2:37 PM June 23, 2014
ANCHORAGE –

The search for a missing French adventurer last seen in Southwest Alaska several weeks ago has been suspended, Alaska State Troopers announced Monday.

Francois Guenot was last seen May 26 near Amakdedori Creek, when he was contacted by U.S. Department of Fish and Game officers who found him trespassing in a cabin and fishing illegally. According to trooper dispatch, Guenot left Kokhanok May 9 to hike to the creek, where he had arranged to pick up his kayak and other equipment and explore areas around the Shelikof Straight.

But Friday morning, U.S. Park Rangers in Katmai notified troopers in King Salmon of a damaged kayak and backpacks found washed ashore north of Swikshak Lagoon along the Shelikof Straight. The boat and gear belonged to Guenot, troopers said.

According to trooper dispatch, aerial and water searches for Guenot — known to be an avid outdoorsman in good physical condition — were unsuccessful.

 

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