- Associated Press - Monday, December 15, 2014

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The body of a southwest Alaska man has been recovered from the frozen Kuskokwim River.

KTUU-TV (https://bit.ly/1yUecho) reports searchers Sunday found the body of Ralph Demantle, one of three people who disappeared while traveling by all-terrain vehicle from Bethel to Akiak (AK’-ee-ak).

Searchers continue to seek another man and a woman.

The three were last seen Thursday night in the Kwethluk area. They were reported overdue early Friday night.

Members of Bethel Search and Rescue over the weekend discovered tracks leading to an open lead in the river. The hole was marked but the three were traveling in the dark on flat, smooth ice with snow falling.

At ATV was recovered from the river Saturday before Demantle’s body was found.


Information from: KTUU-TV, https://www.ktuu.com

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