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A missing Anderson man is believed to have floated down the Nenana River on an air mattress.

According to a news release on the Alaska State Trooper website, the family of Arthur Hill, 44, reported him missing at 5:54 p.m. Wednesday. 

Multiple agencies responded but have been unable to locate any sign of Hill, according to the release. 

A flyer posted on the Nenana Community Facebook page states that Hill, who goes by the nickname “Smiley,” was last seen setting up a tent on the riverbank in Anderson at about 11 a.m. Wednesday. 

Hill was reported missing after a friend went to visit him at 3 p.m. and could not find him. Hill’s jeans were draped on branches near the tent and there were signs that he put the air mattress in the water, according to the flyer.

Anyone wishing to help with the search and rescue is asked to check in at the riverside park in Anderson. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Alaska State Trooper Dispatch in Fairbanks at 451-5100.

Contact staff writer Dorothy Chomicz at 459-7582. Follow her on Twitter:@FDNMcrime.

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