2 Selawik snowmachiners found safe

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The village of Selawik lies near Kotzebue Sound in northwest Alaska, pictured here on Aug. 24, 2006. (Public domain photo by Steve Hillebrand/USFWS)

Alaska State Troopers say two Selawik residents reported overdue Sunday after snowmachining near local waters have been found safe.

Troopers said in an online dispatch that a private air carrier had found 41-year-old Timothy Snyder and 20-year-old Jane Kaiser Wednesday afternoon at a cabin near Noorvik. They were subsequently taken to Noorvik.

Word reached troopers Sunday night that Snyder and Kaiser were overdue in Selawik, about 90 miles east of Kotzebue, according to an online dispatch. The two had reportedly left on a snowmachine at about 2 a.m. that day to check fishing nets near Selawik Lake.

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Chris Klint is a web producer and breaking news reporter at Alaska Public Media. Reach him atcklint@alaskapublic.org.Read more about Chrishere.

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