ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Two days after Alaska State Troopers called off the search for a Talkeetna musher who had been missing for more than a week, a volunteer search party tracked down Melanie Gould.
Gould was found in the Cantwell area around noon Saturday, according to a friend. The volunteer search party took Gould to a nearby lodge and called Alaska State Troopers.
"Everybody is feeling so relieved, and are excited to just to have found her, and alive, that's just huge," said Amanda Randles, a friend of Gould's.
Gould saw search parties and avoided them, that's according to Trooper spokesperson Megan Peters. She was transported to Mat-Su Regional Hospital.