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Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 12:15 am | Updated: 12:08 pm, Mon Jan 21, 2013.

FAIRBANKS — A man who went missing early Monday morning in Fort Yukon was found safely about 10 miles outside the village with help from the Air National Guard.

Fort Yukon police received a notice Monday that Raymond Carroll, 56, could not be located and was last seen riding a borrowed snowmachine while very intoxicated Sunday night, according to an Alaska State Troopers “daily dispatch” news release.

Troopers, the Civilian Air Patrol, local community volunteers and the 176th Wing of the Air National Guard began a search at dawn Monday and found the snowmachine about 5 miles northwest of Fort Yukon.

An Air National Guard Pave Hawk helicopter followed foot prints in the snow and at 4:10 p.m. located Caroll about 10 miles north of Fort Yukon.

After a medical evaluation, he was returned to his home in Fort Yukon, troopers said.

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