North Carolina man dies after leaving remote camp north of Dillingham, troopers say

Aleknagik Lake
Mountains around Aleknagik Lake. (Brian Venua/KMXT)

A North Carolina man died on Thursday after wandering away from a hunting camp north of Dillingham, according to Alaska State Troopers.

Troopers say 53-year-old Marc Jackson walked away from his camp sometime overnight Wednesday. The guide found him about a quarter-mile away several hours later. He had hypothermia, and the guide then administered aid and contacted troopers for help.

The Alaska National Guard responded, but Jackson went unconscious while rescue teams were on their way, according to troopers. The guide began CPR and Jackson was transported to Kanakanak Hospital in Dillingham, where he was declared dead, said troopers.

His next of kin have been notified and his body will be transported to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.

A troopers spokesperson didn’t have details on the camp’s location Sunday.

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