Missing hunter found on Admiralty Island

Posted: Monday, November 23, 2009

JUNEAU - A Juneau man was found safe on Admiralty Island Saturday, hours after not returning on time to meet his hunting party.

Alexander White, 24, went deer hunting on the island with three other Juneau residents Saturday morning in the Oliver Inlet area.

After entering the woods the hunters split up and planned to met back at the beach at 2 p.m., according to Alaska State Troopers. At 3 p.m., White still hadn't returned to the beach, so the other members of his party began to search the shoreline from their boat.

After not finding him, they contacted the U.S. Coast Guard at 6 p.m., the Troopers said.

At 8:15 p.m., six members of Juneau Mountain Rescue and one member of SEADOGS were transported by the Coast Guard to Oliver Inlet to begin a ground search to Green Cove.

At about 11:30 p.m., the Coast Guard vessel was conducting a shoreline search when the crew observed a flash of light and heard a gunshot from the shoreline west of Creen Cove.

White was located by the Coast Guard vessel about 15 minutes later, Troopers said. He was uninjured and required no medical attention. He was transported back to Juneau.

Also Saturday, an Anchorage hunter overdue near Port Lions was located by a State Wildlife Trooper pilot and rescued by the Coast Guard five miles west of Port Lions.

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