Searchers look for New Stuyahok elder

Posted: Friday, July 28, 2000

DILLINGHAM (AP) -- Alaska State Troopers and teams from the village of New Stuyahok have searched for two days for missing elder Charlie T. Chocknock Sr., troopers say.

The 84-year-old Chocknock was last seen last Saturday at the New Stuyahok airport -- apparently trying to get on a plane to Dillingham.

Troopers say Chocknock has a history of dementia and wandering off. He regularly goes berry picking this time of year, so relatives weren't too worried about him at first.

Searchers think Chocknock simply walked away from the airport at the Nushagak River community about 50 miles from Dillingham.

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