Six People Break Through Ice on Alaska River

An Alaska man is absent after six individuals fell through the ice on the Kuskokwim River close Bethel around 10 p.m. Sunday.

The gathering fell through an opening in the ice close to the conversion of the Kuskokwim and Gweek streams, as indicated by a news discharge from Alaska State Troopers. Five individuals could move out, yet were wet and experiencing hypothermia. The 6th, recognized as Mark Kasayulie, was missing.

Volunteers with Bethel Search and Rescue propelled a pursuit inside the hour. They asked for searchers from Akiachak, however poor climate and waterway conditions made any reaction from Akiachak excessively risky. The five individuals who figured out how to move out of the water were recouped and taken to Bethel. They said they had been setting out from Bethel to Akiachak when they experienced the ice. Kasayulie went into the water and they didn’t see him get out. He was wearing a dark top, a dark coat, and cover pants. Stranded on a block of ice, these reindeer were photographed drifting away from their herd in Canada.

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The six reindeer, also known as caribou, were seen floating down the Porcupine River in Old Crow, Yukon, Canada towards the border with Alaska.

The images were released by the Alaska department of homeland security and emergency management showing the ice break up season, which can cause flooding as well as catching caribou off-guard.

Liquor was a factor, troopers said in the news discharge. The pursuit was suspended Sunday because of haziness and unsafe stream conditions. Hunt endeavors are continuous.

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