BETHEL, Alaska (AP) UPDATE - Searchers have recovered the body of a village man missing on a snowmobile trip in southwest Alaska. The body of 48-year-old Timothy Beebe of Quinhagak (KWIN-ah-gahk) was recovered Thursday from the Kanektok (KAN-ek-tok) River. Beebe at about 7 p.m. March 23 left Eek for Quinhagak. Alaska State Troopers and National Guard members in Bethel launched a search the next day. Searchers dragging a net by boat on Wednesday found Beebe's submerged snowmobile just outside Quinhagak.
Timothy Beebe 48, of Quinhagak, was reported missing on his snowmachine after not arriving at his destination Sunday night. He was traveling from Eek to Quinhagak on his blue Polaris snow machine at about 7PM when his family lost contact with him.
On 3/24/2019 at approximately 1210 P.M., Alaska State Troopers were notified of his missing status, an extensive Blackhawk air search by the Bethel National Guard and AST along with ground searchers have failed to locate Beebe.
Anyone with information is requested to contact AST at (907) 543-2294.