Hiker dies in fall on the Brooks Range

    Sukakpak Mountain, Alaska (KINY) - Douglas Mathews died after he became separated from a group of hikers and fell down a steep embankment.

    Alaska State Troopers said Mathews was reported missing on May 22 at 9:15 pm. 

    Troopers launched an aircraft to look for the man on May 23.  Two U.S. Army helicopters joined in the search.

    A Bureau of Land Management ranger located Mathews after a ground search.

    The body was returned to Fairbanks on May 24.



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