Troopers: Marshall man dies of exposure

Posted: Tuesday, November 28, 2000

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A 70-year-old man from Marshall in Western Alaska was found dead Monday afternoon after a two-day search.

The Alaska State Troopers said Anthony Tony's body was discovered about a mile from his abandoned snowmachine. He apparently fell through the ice on a pond and died of exposure, troopers said.

Tony lived about 25 miles southwest of Marshall. He had not been heard from in about a week, troopers said.

Someone from the village visited the cabin Saturday to check on him and found the cabin chilled and the water frozen.

Ground teams from the villages of Marshall and Pilot Station began looking for Tony early Sunday. They found his snowmachine about 10 miles south of Marshall and his coveralls hanging in a nearby tree. The snowmachine had gone through the ice.

Snowfall prevented an air search. Searchers found Tony's body shortly past noon on Monday.

He apparently had broken through the ice a second time, troopers said.

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