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Other Contacts (AKSAR)
To report a lost or overdue party please call 907-545-HELP. Please have the following information available:
• Name of overdue traveler
• Birthdate or age of overdue traveler
• Cell phone number of overdue traveler
• Vehicle description, make, model and color
• Description of outwear or gear
• Any extra items known with traveler
• Trails or waterways being used to travel
• Time of Departure
• Last place seen, and name and phone number of individuals who saw them
• Any name and contact information of parties involved and parties at departure and destination
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Bethel AWOS-Live Wx via phone: 907-543-5475
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Bethel Search & Rescue (BSAR) is located in Bethel, Alaska 60 miles upstream along the kuskokwim river. Bethel is the deepwater area port and travel center of the YK-DELta region.
The Bethel Search and Rescue team is an all-volunteer group of men and women who respond to calls for help for missing persons in the Bethel area. The BSAR TEAM also provides assistance when requested by the Alaska State Troopers, Civil Air Patrol, Bethel Police, VPSO/TPO's and other SAR teams State-wide. BSAR conducts search and rescue missions based out of Bethel and the surrounding villages in coordination with These groups. To report a missing person in the Bethel region, call 311, 907-543-2294 or (907)545-HELP. BSAR was founded in the 1970s with the help of the late Freddy Pete and the elders of Bethel. For the last 10 years, the team has been led by Mike Riley (President), Perry Barr (VP), Jim Pete, Norman Japhet, Charles Guest, Bertha Chase, Fritz Charles, Ben Lazano, and Pilots Earl Samuelson & Job Hale who are core members. Another 60 to 80 dedicated members make up the rest of the BSAR Family. In summer, search and rescue missions are conducted on foot, ATV, K9, drone, boat, Airboat or aircraft. In winter, searches are done on ATV'S, snowmachines, drones, airboat and aircraft. Searches are conducted as long as possible and in any type of weather, unless weather conditions are considered too severe even for SAR work. We try our very best never to give in and bring loved ones home.
BSAR is dedicated to search and rescue missions because we are one big family. Sometimes, searches result in finding the remains of lost victims and we deeply share in the sorrow of the affected families, But working for BSAR does have its rewards. Peter Atchak, Former President of BSAR, said it best when he stated, “The only ‘pay’ we need in working for BSAR is seeing the happy reunion of families with their loved ones.”