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Alaska State Troopers report no signs of a 71-year-old Missouri man missing near Willow Creek since Sunday morning, despite an extensive search involving dozens of people and entering its third day Tuesday.

According to AST spokesperson Beth Ipsen, troopers suspended search operations for Richland, Mo. resident Jerry Warner overnight at about 10:30 p.m. Monday.

Crews resumed their work at roughly 6 a.m. Tuesday, under the guidance of an incident management team made up of veteran searchers from groups like Nordic Mountain Rescue and the Alaska Mountain Rescue Group. As of 2 p.m. Tuesday, no sign of Jerry Warner or his gear had been found.

“This is a team that is made up of highly trained volunteers,” Ipsen said. “These guys are kind of running the show.”

Warner reportedly left the recreational vehicle in which he and his girlfriend were camping at the Willow Creek Resort Sunday on a solo fishing trip, reportedly wearing a camouflage baseball cap, gray chest waders and a gray-and-black heavy waterproof jacket.

While Warner was carrying a fishing pole and a walking stick, troopers say he didn’t have a cellphone or weapons, and had been carrying little or no food.

AST’s Helo-3 conducted several overflights of the creek near the resort Monday, with MATSAR volunteers deploying at least eight dog teams in the area. The Mat-Su Borough lent boats to the search effort as well, with at least 40 people helping to look for Warner.

Ipsen says that Tuesday’s work involves crews deploying a variety of assets on and over the creek, for a more intensive search.

“They've got Helo-3 out there, they've got divers, they've got boats floating down the river,” Ipsen said. “They're trying to figure out a way to check the deeper areas out there.”

Anyone with information on Warner’s whereabouts should call troopers at 907-352-5401.