Daniel Pavala, 07-03-05

Anchorage Daily News, 07/07/05


Search is on for Goodnews Bay man after four-wheeler found floating

A search was under way Wednesday near Goodnews Bay for a missing local man whose four-wheeler was found floating in the village's namesake bay.

Alaska State Troopers were notified Tuesday that Daniel Pavala, 42, had not been seen for two days by his family. His four-wheeler was discovered about a quarter of a mile outside of Goodnews Bay, a community of about 240 people south of Bethel.

Troopers and locals have hunted since then for Pavala with planes, boats and on foot. Trooper spokesman Greg Wilkinson said Pavala's jacket was found near his four-wheeler.