William “Bill” Hartlage, age 76, was reported missing to Alaska Police on June 27 when he did not return from fly fishing in Willow Creek State Recreation Area. An initial search of the area was conducted by Alaska State Troopers and a new search is still going on in the Willow Creek Area.
From KTUU Alaska:
“AST says right now, MAT-SAR is currently mobilizing a ground search with the help of State Troopers, State Park Rangers and AST Helo 3.
- Here are some details about Hartlage:
- Hartlage is 6’2”
- 160 lbs. with grey hair and beard
- He was last seen wearing a brown baseball cap with a yellow/pink fly-fishing lure attached
- Hartlage may have worn a large round boonie hat for sun protection
Anyone fishing in the area of Willow Creek on 6/27/19, with information regarding Hartlage, is encouraged to contact Alaska State Troopers at (907) 745-2131.”