Saturday, October 22, 2011

Drinking safely

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Nushagak River
Type: Search and rescue
On 10/21/11 at approximately 2000 hours, Dillingham AST received a report that Wassillie Neketa, 41, of New Stuyahok, had called for help, reporting that his skiff was sinking somewhere on the Nushagak River, believed to be near the village of Ekwok. The Ekwok village public safety officer searched the area via skiff but did not locate Neketa. The U.S. Coast Guard deployed a rescue helicopter to the area and located Neketa approximately seven miles downriver from Ekwok in a remote cabin on the Nushagak River at approximately 0215 hours. Neketa was consuming alcohol, was in safe condition, and declined assistance.


  1. $100,000 drunk. Way to go.

  2. getting warm and dry. You would do the same.

  3. I would have called off the rescue. Over 4 hours elapsed.