- Associated Press - Friday, January 30, 2015

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) - The search has been suspended for the third person missing since December when a snowstorm hit the Kwethluk area.

KYUK reports (https://is.gd/I3I4CV ) the all-volunteer search for 27-year-old Sally Stone was suspended because of cold weather, equipment in need of repair and low morale.

Stone and two others from Aniak were traveling on a snowmobile Dec. 12 on the Kuskokwim River.

The body of one of the other riders, 51-year-old Ralph “Jimmy” Demantle, was found in mid-December near open water where the four-wheeler was recovered soon after the group went missing. The body of 26-year-old George Evan was found about 46 feet underwater by a remote-operated vehicle.

Officials with the volunteer Bethel Search and Rescue organization says at some point, the search for Stone will start up again.


Information from: KYUK-AM, https://www.kyuk.org

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