6 Boats Drag Kialik River As Bering Sea Storm Moves In

Image from the National Weather Service.
Image from the National Weather Service.

Six boats are dragging the Kialik River today in efforts to find Nick Cooke and James Napoka.

Teams from another two boats continue the search on land. Two teams of specially trained search dogs are set to arrive tonight. They will head to the scene and spend Wednesday searching for the men.

Bethel Search and Rescue says an incoming Bering Sea storm will bring a surge of water into the Kuskokwim delta where search and recovery operations are based. 1 to 3 feet of storm surge is expected, with winds up to 60 miles per hour.

Cooke and Napoka were last heard from two weeks ago today.

Ben Matheson is a contributor with the Alaska Public Radio Network.

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