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January 18, 2005

Ketchikan, Alaska - The three-day search for 17 year old Jarrad Fudge ended successfully at approximately 11:12 pm Tuesday when Fudge showed up at a residence on Gravina Island. According to Alaska State Troopers, Fudge was hungry, cold and wet, but otherwise appeared to be in good condition.

John Palmer of Gravina contacted the USCG to advise Jarrad Fudge, age 17 of Ketchikan had just showed up at his residence. Fudge had been missing since Sunday, January 16th, when he was to return from a Kayak trip to Pennock Island.

The USCG along with the Troopers responded to the Palmer residence in a USCG vessel and picked up Fudge. Fudge was taken back to the USCG station where he was released to his father.

The Alaska State Troopers thanked the Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad and the USCG for all of their hard work in searching for Fudge over a three day period. The Alaska State Troopers also thanked the citizens of Ketchikan for their support and willingness to volunteer time and resources to help in the search for Fudge.


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