- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Bethel-area responders along the Kuskokwim River report no new success in the search for a man and woman missing on an all-terrain vehicle.

Alaska State Troopers say 26-year-old George Evan and 27-year-old Sally Stone likely plunged into an open lead in the river near Kwethluk.

KTUU-TV (https://bit.ly/1wdBrkt) reports the body of a third rider, Ralph Demantle, and an ATV were pulled from the river over the weekend.

Troopers say alcohol was a factor in the accident and that Evan and Stone were most likely on the ATV when it went into the water.

The three were traveling Thursday night from Bethel to Akiak. Searchers found tracks leading to the ice hole.

Searchers used chain saws, ice axes and drag bars to search the edges of the hole.

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


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