Alaska News

Man who went for ATV ride near Aleknagik found dead

A 30-year-old man who was reported missing after he left Aleknagik for an ATV ride last week was found dead Saturday, Alaska State Troopers said.

Michael Andrew left on the afternoon of Oct. 13 to ride his ATV around Marsh Mountain and did not return home, troopers said in an online statement. He was reported missing two days later, troopers said.

“A hasty search and aerial search were conducted around Aleknagik with the help of the Wood-Tikchik State Park rangers, however Michael was not located,” troopers wrote.

Dillingham troopers and the park rangers on Saturday found Andrew dead in the Wood River about two miles from its convergence with Aleknagik Lake, according to troopers.

The State Medical Examiner’s Office will determine Andrew’s cause of death and the investigation is ongoing, troopers said.

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