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Searchers on Sunday look for two missing men in different parts of Alaska

Alaska State Troopers and other searchers over the weekend looked unsuccessfully for two missing people in different parts of the state.

 In Southeast Alaska, the U.S. Coast Guard on Sunday said it joined troopers in searching for a 74-year-old man in a heavily wooded area about 28 miles northwest of Haines.

The search included two Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrews, ground crews and canine search teams.

The man was last seen Friday morning at his residence, wearing jeans and a blue-and-white long-sleeve button–down shirt.  He has no reported medical issues or mental instability. His vehicle was found on a remote road at 6 p.m. Saturday night, the Coast Guard said in a release.

In a different search, troopers said Sunday they had searched near Hope for Earl "Rocky" Ashworth III, 56 and from Palmer. Ashworth had walked away from his camp near milepost 56 of the Seward Highway in an unknown direction. Troopers were notified he was missing late Friday night.

A trooper helicopter along with volunteers from the Alaska Mountain Rescue Group, Alaska Search and Rescue Dogs and Alaska Solstice Search Dogs searched the area but could not find him.

Ashworth is a white male with blonde hair and blue eyes and last seen wearing a blue T-shirt with cut off sleeves and an American eagle on the front with blue jeans, troopers said.

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