Search suspended for snowmachiner missing near Nightmute
No signs of a snowmachiner missing between Nightmute and Tununak have been found according to Alaska State Troopers, who say the search for him has been suspended.
Troopers’ decision to end search efforts for 26-year-old Jazmin James was made Wednesday evening, according to an online dispatch issued Thursday. James had been reported missing in the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge on Sunday by members of his family.
“After multiple days of searching with aerial assets, boats, and ground searchers, no additional signs of James have been found,” troopers wrote. “Next of kin is appraised of the situation.”
James had been on a trip from Nunapitchuk to Tununak when he reached Nightmute, where locals said he had been experiencing track problems. Searchers found his snowmachine on sea ice Sunday evening.
Troopers have added James’ information to a statewide database of missing persons.
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