Sitka Search and Rescue is asking for the public’s assistance in finding a missing 37-year-old man thought to be on or near the Mt. Verstovia Trail.
Michael Hansen was last seen leaving his apartment at 10:30 a.m. Monday. His vehicle was found at the trailhead, off Sawmill Creek Road, at noon today (Tuesday).
Karen Royce of Search and Rescue says Hansen is 5 feet, 9 inches tall, weighing about 180 pounds, and has a short, military-style haircut. He has brown hair and brown eyes. She says he’s only been in town a few months.
An active search is ongoing in the area of the 2.5-mile trail, which is steep and rises 2,500 feet to a ridge.
Anyone with information is asked to call Sitka Search and Rescue at 966-5770 or the Sitka Fire Department at 747-3233.