Man assaulted in Kotlik waits 2 days for rescue due to weather

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Published: Dec. 13, 2022 at 4:50 PM AKST|Updated: Dec. 14, 2022 at 10:08 AM AKST
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KOTLIK, Alaska (KTUU) - A man in Kotlik was assaulted on Dec. 10, but inclement weather prevented Alaska State Troopers from responding to the incident until two days later.

According to troopers, a man was stabbed on Saturday in the community of Kotlik. The man sustained serious injuries that required medical care, but poor weather prevented his relocation to a hospital. Troopers were also unable to reach Kotlik to investigate the incident.

Weather conditions the following day impeded efforts to fly the injured man to a hospital once again. Troopers were finally able to reach Kotlik on Dec. 12, where they arrested 26-year-old Roy Prince, of Kotlik. According to troopers, he has been charged with both first-degree burglary and first-degree assault.

The victim was medevaced to a hospital in Anchorage, where he is being treated for serious injuries.

Correction: This article has been corrected to remove an incorrect reference to Kotlik’s proximity to Hooper Bay.