Search underway for missing man in Fairbanks

Aug 07, 2014 -- 4:00pm
- FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - A search is being conducted for a man missing in the Chena River in downtown Fairbanks. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports a witness saw two men in the water under the Wendell Street bridge about 2:30 p.m., Thursday, but one was able to get out. Several firefighters in boats are looking for the other man. There was no immediate information as to how the men wound up in the river. Fairbanks Battalion Chief Keith Berrian says a person missing in the river is usually found 100 yards of where contact was lost. He said a person can survive the frigid water for about an hour if they don't have protection.

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