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Search for Missing Fisherman Ends

by Phillip Manning ~ August 11th, 2014

On Saturday, the search for a missing fisherman around Willow Creek was called off.  Jerry Warner of Missouri was last seen on August 3rd walking upstream from an RV campground for a solo fishing trip.  The Alaska State Troopers describe Warner as an experienced outdoorsman, but say that he did not have survival gear or a cell phone with him when he was last seen.

The six-day search included troopers, Mat-Su Borough emergency responders, and volunteers from a number of search and rescue groups.  Up to forty people were searching for Warner at one point using dogs, ATVs, boats, and a helicopter, but no sign of him has been found.  Troopers say that they will analyze and respond if any new clues to Warner’s location are found.  His photograph and description have been added to the Alaska State Trooper website along with more than ninety other missing persons.

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