ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An Anchorage man, who teaches English in Japan hasn't been heard from since the tsunami hit in that country.
26-year-old Monty Dickson lives in Rikuzentakata and teaches English as part of the JET program at Yonesaki elementary and junior highs. That area was destroyed by the tsunami following the devastating earthquake last week.
For several days now Shelley Fredrickson and Ian Dickson have searched for any news about their brother logged onto the web at a home off the Park Strip. The pair have gotten conflicting reports about what happened to Monty. The young teacher was able to call his girlfriend from the towns city hall, that three story building was later covered by the waves. Other reports put Monty at one of the schools in the area.
"The schools hadn't really been touched by the tsunamis," said Fredrickson, "so if he was indeed at the schools he might be ok, if he was at city hall its a tragic part so we don't know which one to believe at this point."