Body of Fairbanks hunter recovered in Sitka

The body of a Fairbanks man was recovered Tuesday in Sitka.
Published: Oct. 13, 2022 at 5:11 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - The body of a Fairbanks man was found on Tuesday in Sitka according to the Alaska State Troopers. A dispatch report said he became separated from his hunting partner on Monday, Oct. 10.

Wildlife troopers and the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Juneau were contacted that a missing hunter was found near Lake Diana, which is southeast of Sitka. Using a Coast Guard helicopter, troopers recovered the body of 47-year-old Ryan Ruesch below a 300-foot-cliff.

Ruesch’s body was transported to Sitka, where paramedics pronounced him dead. His next of kin has been notified.