KISAR Involved in Akhiok Search

Search ends for missing Akhiok man

Published: November 1, 2013 The Associated Press

KODIAK, Alaska — Volunteers and emergency responders have ended their search for a missing 20-year-old man from Akhiok (AH’-kee-ahk) on Kodiak Island.

Brandon Phillips on Oct. 26 left the village 150 miles southwest of the city of Kodiak on an all-terrain vehicle and said he was going to hike. He was reported missing that night.

Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters tells the Kodiak Daily Mirror that as many as 30 people searched for Phillips after the Coast Guard conducted weekend searches from the air with an infrared camera.

Searchers found Phillips’ ATV, two backpacks and a kayak.

They also found an oar floating in nearby water.

Troopers say Phillips may have fallen out of the kayak and died of hypothermia.

Information from: Kodiak (Alaska) Daily MirrorImage


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Kodiak Island Search & Rescue (KISAR) is a non-profit organization whose objectives are exclusively charitable, scientific or educational. Specifically, our purposes are: To furnish highly trained volunteers and dog teams for search and rescue for the benefit and welfare of the community To organize and support the continuing education and training of volunteers, dog teams and support personnel in accepted search and rescue methods. To increase public awareness of search and rescue trained volunteers and dog teams and provide informational and educational programs and demonstrations to institutions, agencies and community organizations.
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