Bethel, Alaska (KINY) Alaska State Troopers recovered the body of a pilot that had been missing since October 16.
Kyle Stevens, 31, or Russian Mission, was found in the Yukon River near Russian Mission. Troopers from Saint Mary's found the body in 20 feet of water after they utilized a specialized boat equipped with the Kongsberg Sonar system. The Troopers were first dispatched after the report of an overdue aircraft in the evening hours of October 16.
Stevens was flying a Cessna 205 with another plane. The other pilot alerted authorities when Stevens failed to reach Bethel. He reported heavy fog during the trip. The Civil Air Patrol conducted an aerial search and an Air Guard HH-60 launched was Joint Base Almendorf Richardson to assist. The airplane was located the next day.