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Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 10:43 am | Updated: 11:47 am, Thu Jul 12, 2012.

DELTA JUNCTION — Alaska State Troopers announced Thursday they have suspended a search for a man missing since Sunday.

The family of Emmanuel “Martin” Hosier, 20, says he was last seen around 9 p.m., July 8, and did not report to work July 9 or July 10.

Troopers found his car Monday evening parked at a bluff overlooking the Tanana River where he was known to climb the cliff and adjacent bridge.

Troopers said they have suspended their search and rescue efforts that began Tuesday, pending new clues to Hosier’s whereabouts.

Alaska Wildlife Trooper flew over the area where his car was found in an R-44 helicopter, and one tracking and three cadaver dogs with the Fairbanks PAWS organization searched the trail and river for signs of Hosier on Tuesday, troopers said in a statement.

Wednesday members of the Wilderness Search and Rescue from Fairbanks joined the ground search, troopers said. Two boats dragged the river while another searched the area, according to troopers.

Numerous people from the community also helped with the search whether flying private aircraft overhead, providing food and water for the searchers, or combing the bluff area, surrounding woods and riverbank.

But search efforts found no clues as to Hosier’s location or direction of travel, troopers said.

Hosier is described as 5 feet, 9 inches tall, weighing about 180 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call the Delta Junction post at (907) 895-4800.

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1 comment:

  • beaner posted at 9:58 am on Fri, Jun 21, 2013.

    beaner Posts: 5

    With the population climbing in the Wasilla area wouldn't it be a WONDERFUL THOUGHT-IDEA for the CITY OF WASILLA to buy the land which is being sold on the north eastern part of the lake (old Green Acres on the Palmer-Wasilla Road).The Newcomb Park is so small, the beautiful view is AWESOME but again to small. We could use another city park, camp ground something instead of another BOX STORE. Whoever allowed that to happen should be ashamed of themselves. Now there is a chance to purchase some land and correct or save a beautiful area on the lake again. We can spend and spend for a FERRY, HARBOR,(WHICH WE CAN'T USE OR ARE PAYING FOR IT YET) PRISON, AND A TRAIN TO PT. MAC? You ever wonder why we elect people who are lost except for their own gain or ego. Lets keep throwing money away for projects which cost tons above their value. Come on folks buy something that the PUBLIC CAN USE!!!!


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