First responders rescued a Klawock man late Saturday night (11-26-22) about 12 hours after he became separated from his hunting party near the Prince of Wales Island community.
Tim DeSpain, with the Alaska State Troopers, says that 73-year-old Irving Langmaid was last seen by his group on a forest road around 9 a.m. Saturday.
Troopers received a report of a missing hunter just after 4 p.m., and mobilized Klawock’s search and rescue team. An Air Station Sitka helicopter joined the search about two-and-a-half hours later.
The Coast Guard says the air crew located Langmaid just after 8:30 p.m. He was hoisted aboard and taken to the Klawock Airport, where he was met by troopers and medical personnel.
Watch: Overdue Klawock hunter located using infrared radar