Missing Chevak man found dead

Posted: Tuesday, April 14, 2009

CHEVAK - Searchers have found the body of a 24-year-old Chevak man who had been reported missing.

Alaska State Troopers said Jon Michael Atchak was last seen Saturday night at a village store.

He was reported missing late Sunday morning and searchers began looking along the local trail system. Troopers launched a plane from Saint Marys and began an aerial search that afternoon. Soon after, ground searchers found Atchak's snowmachine.

Atchak's body was found about one and a half miles from the snowmachine and 12 miles northeast of the village. Troopers said Chevak died from exposure in a ground blizzard the previous night.

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