Missing hunter found dead near Cordova

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - A missing hunter has been found dead at the bottom of a steep chute near Cordova. Alaska Army National Guard MEDEVAC found the body of 33-year-old Neil Durco shortly before 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

According to Alaska State Troopers, Durco was reported missing Tuesday after not returning home as expected. Troopers say he went hunting alone.

A search and rescue mission was launched, and a Wildlife Trooper and U.S. Forest Service employee located Durco's vehicle at the McKinley trailhead Wednesday. About 50 ground-search volunteers joined Alaska Wildlife Troopers, the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center, Alaska Army National Guard, and U.S. Coast Guard in the effort to search for Durco.

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