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Fairbanks hunter found dead in Sitka

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) – A Fairbanks man was found dead Tuesday in Sitka, according to Alaska State Troopers. The report said that he had separated from his hunting partner on Monday, October 10.

Wildlife troopers and the U.S. Coast Guard Juneau were contacted about a missing pooch near Lake Diana, southeast of Sitka. Using a Coast Guard helicopter, troopers found the body of 47-year-old Ryan Ruesch under a 300-foot cliff.

Ruesch’s body was flown to Sitka, where doctors pronounced him dead. His relatives have been informed.

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