Two overdue fishermen were finally located Saturday night after being missing for nearly three days.
Kao Saelee, 32, and Antonion Her, 16, were reported missing after they failed to return home Thursday from fishing in the Talkeetna area near Mile 93 of the Parks Highway. Alaska State Troopers were dispatched to the area Saturday, and located Her near Mile 94 just after 3 p.m.
Her told troopers he and Saelee were separated Thursday night. A search effort was begun for Saelee by troopers, and included friends and family of both fishermen. According to a family friend of Saelee, Her was taken to an Anchorage hospital and treated for dehydration.
At 10:20 p.m. Saturday, Wildlife Troopers spotted Saelee from the air, and an ATV was sent to his location. Saelee was transported to the Parks Highway, where medical personnel awaited to treat him and take him to Mat-Su Regional Hospital. He too suffered from dehydration.
All involved in the search effort were accounted for and reported safe.