Alaska News

Coast Guard, search teams look for man missing in Southeast Alaska

A search was ongoing Sunday after a man was reported missing Saturday in Southeast Alaska town of Kake, Alaska State Troopers said.

David Dalton, 55, was last seen Friday around 12:30 p.m. and reported missing late Saturday, troopers wrote in an online statement. His pickup was located near Sitkum Creek in Kake and local search groups found some of Dalton’s belongings about 50 yards from the truck, troopers said.

The U.S. Coast Guard searched about a 2-mile area by helicopter using a thermal-imaging device, troopers said. A possible flare was reported in a separate part of town, but neither the Coast Guard or a local search and rescue group found signs that there were people in the area, troopers wrote.

Two K-9 teams were flying to Kake on Sunday and troopers said members of the Sitka Mountain Rescue were also searching the area.

Dalton was last seen wearing all black clothing and had a backpack, troopers said.