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Man Missing In Tanana River

A man is missing after going into the Tanana River after his dog.  Alaska State Troopers report that 22-year-old Alfaz Sajd Khan of Salcha was fishing on the river midday Sunday, when his dog went into the water and he went in to save it.

Troopers say the dog swam back to shore, but Khan went under about 50 yards from shore and was not seen again.

Troopers say they along with members of the University Fire Department, Airport Fire and Rescue, and local wilderness search and rescue personnel responded. A Trooper helicopter and PAWS search dogs and handlers also aided in the effort to try to find Khan.

Dan has been in public radio news in Alaska since 1993. He’s worked as a reporter, newscaster and talk show host at stations in McGrath, Valdez and Fairbanks. Dan’s experience includes coverage of a wide range of topics, from wolf control to the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and dog mushing.