Yesterday a 14 year old boy died of exposure walking home from a friends house in Kipnuk (towards the coast to the south west of Bethel) at an estimated 50 below temp and wind gusting to 70 mph.
Below is a report from ADN.com
A 14-year-old boy who was last seen leaving a friend’s house to walk home in the extreme cold was found dead today in the Southwest Alaska village of Kipnuk, troopers say.
Searchers began looking for Brandon Anaver at about 8 p.m. Sunday, according to a trooper report. Winds in the village approached 70 miles an hour and rescuers were unable to follow the boy’s tracks in the dark, troopers said.
A house-to-house search and calls over the VHF radio in the Yup’ik village of roughly 670 people uncovered no sign of Anaver.
Rescuers began looking again at daylight today. At 1 p.m., a tribal police officer told troopers the boy had been found about a mile and a half downriver from the village.
He appeared to have died of exposure, troopers said.
Kipnuk is roughly 85 miles southwest of Bethel. Troopers say there were no signs of foul play.