JUNEAU, Alaska – Two Alaska teens missing since last week are feared dead, according to police.
Alaska State Troopers say it's likely the Pikta Point teens fell into a river ice hole close to the town of St. Mary's. The search has now turned into a body recovery mission.
Troopers say 17-year-old Rondy Lamont and 14-year-old Matalena Tinker were en route home to Pitka's Point from St. Mary's Wednesday night. They were reported missing on Thursday.
Those searching for the teens found fresh snowmachine tracks leading to a large open spot in ice where the Andreafsky River meets the Yukon River.
Troopers believe the two went into the river with the snowmachine.