Missing Hunter Found After Search in Juneau

By Sentinel Staff
    A young hunter reported missing on Juneau’s Mount Roberts Sunday evening was found alive and well late this morning, the Coast Guard said.
    Kevin Michaud, 20, was found by Alaska State Troopers around 11:30 a.m. in the Perseverance Valley. He was suffering from slight hypothermia, and some light bruising, but was otherwise fine, the Coast Guard said.
    He was helped out of the area by troopers, and taken to a local hospital.
    Troopers said that Michaud, who lives in Juneau, was on Mount Roberts hunting ptarmigan with a friend Sunday when the two became separated. Michaud made a cell phone call to his family at 8 p.m. saying that he had slid off of the trail and was trying to find his way back to the path. At some point, his cell phone died, the Coast Guard reported.
    A small group of family members and friends went up the mountain to look for him Sunday before calling for help from police. Troopers and other search teams were called by police around 11 p.m., the troopers said.

    Juneau Mountain Rescue sent out search groups and a search dog team Sunday night. They returned to town at 5 a.m. without locating Michaud, troopers said.
    A helicopter from Air Station Sitka was dispatched at 7:30 a.m. today to join the search, the Coast Guard said.

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At a Glance

(updated 5-30-2023)

By Sentinel Staff

The state Department of Health and Social Services has posted the following update on the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Alaska as of 12:15 pm Tuesday, May 30.

New cases as of Tuesday: 165

Total cases (cumulative) statewide – 298,078

Total (cumulative) deaths – 1,468

Case Rate per 100,000 – 22.64

To visit the Alaska DHSS Corona Response dashboard website click here.

COVID in Sitka

The Sitka community level is now "Low.'' Case statistics are as of Tuesday.

Case Rate/100,000 – 58.70

Cases in last 7 days – 5

Cumulative Sitka cases – 3,424

Deceased (cumulative) – 10

The local case data are from Alaska DHSS.






June 2003

Sitka Community Hospital board of directors has asked SEARHC to stop providing most health care services to non-beneficiary patients. “During the collaborative process SEARHC has said they’re happy to do anything they can do to help,” said SCH Administrator Bill Patten. “This is one of the things they can do – not provide services to non-beneficiaries.”



June 1973

What began 50 years ago in a Methodist parsonage in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, will be celebrated Sunday in Sitka. Les and Caroline Yaw’s four children invite the couple’s many, many friends to attend a golden wedding anniversary reception at the Centennial Building.