A family of four is safe after running into windy conditions on Lake Iliamna. Gregory Zackar, his wife Renae, and their two kids left in a boat Wednesday morning from Igiugig enroute to Kokhanok.
At 2:20 that afternoon, more than six hours after departing, Kokhanok VPSO Joy Reyneke reported that the family was overdue on the trip that normally takes 3 hours.
Troopers launched an airplane from Iliamna Air Taxi. By 4:30, they located the family taking shelter near Big Mountain where they were waiting out the wind.