On New Year’s Day, Bethel Search and Rescue received a SPOT text asking for help from a snow machiner around Eek Lake. A SPOT text comes through a GPS, which gives the location of the device.
Bethel Search and Rescue informed the Alaska State Troopers of the message. Volunteer searchers were sent out from Napaskiak to locate the distressed traveler. There they found individuals who they transported back to Bethel without injury.
Alaska State Troopers did not release the identities of the individuals.