Low morning clouds around King Salmon slowed the launch of search efforts on Wednesday. By midday, clouds had cleared and search efforts were again underway, but rescuers again found no sign of the missing plane or its pilot or passengers. To date, a total of 17,500 miles have been flown by incident searchers, covering an estimated 10,000 square miles of ground area. Thursday’s efforts were to again follow a grid pattern. By flying in a north to south pattern and focusing on high priority areas, rescuers hope to have “new eyes” on the search area. The US Coast Guard continues to search the coast and the Civil Air Patrol is working on the northern search areas. For additional details, including photos and maps, go to the park’s web page.