Alaska State Troopers are trying to find a Lower Kalskag four-wheeler driver last seen 10 days ago and believed to have been headed to the village.
According to a Thursday AST dispatch, 30-year-old Travis Alexie was last seen at 6 p.m. March 3 in Tuluksak, apparently on a return run. Troopers have been looking for him since Friday, after he was reported missing by a family member.
“(Alexie) was last seen driving a black Honda four-wheeler with a homemade plywood windshield,” troopers wrote. “He was last seen wearing a blue flannel coat and black pants.”
AST spokesperson Tim DeSpain says in an email to Channel 2 that both Alaska Wildlife Troopers and AST assets have participated in troopers' search, which has now been suspended.
"State aircraft, to include AWT and AST, have searched an area from Bethel to White Fish Lake, above Kalskag, including Bogus Creek, Sloughs, High Pass Trail, as well as the winter trail from Kalskag to Russian Mission," DeSpain wrote.
DeSpain says Kalskag Search and Rescue volunteers are still seeking Alexie, and checking nearby open leads of water.
Anyone who has seen Alexie since March 3, or knows if he reached another village in the area, is asked to call troopers in Aniak at 907-675-4398.
This is a developing story. Please check KTUU.com and the Channel 2 newscasts for updates.