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Former Alaska Native Health Executive Missing After Helicopter Disappears; Coast Guard Ends Search

 

Former chairman and president of the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Andy Teuber, who is missing after his helicopter disappeared en route to Kodiak, Alaska. The Coast Guard says it has found debris "consistent" with Teuber's helicopter.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - On Tuesday, the former leader of Alaska's largest tribal health organization, Andy Teuber (Tangirnaq Native Village), disappeared hours after a story broke pinning his resignation the week prior to an accusation of a coerced sexual relationship made by his younger assistant.

Hours after Anchorage Daily News, in partnership with ProPublica, published the story, Andy Teuber flew his private helicopter, which flight records show departed from Merrill Field Airport in Anchorage at 2:09 p.m. on March 2 "with intentions of traveling to Kodiak," a family member reported to the Coast Guard three hours later, when Teuber's helicopter didn't arrive at its destination. The helicopter was last seen 66 nautical miles northeast of Kodiak, according to an agency press release.

The Coast Guard suspended an air search for Teuber Wednesday afternoon after more than 13 hours of searching, announcing that debris found north of the island "was consistent with debris that would have been found on the overdue helicopter," Coast Guard search and rescue mission coordinator, Cmdr. Matthew Hobbie said in a statement.

https://nativenewsonline.net/currents/former-alaska-native-health-executive-missing-after-helicopter-disappears-coast-guard-ends-search

 

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