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Iditarod Musher Loses Dog, Scratches in Nikolai

By Chris Klint, Senior Digital Producer, cklint@ktuu.com
Published On: Mar 07 2013 12:00:00 AM AKST
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An Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race musher from Jamaica has scratched after reporting a missing dog Wednesday afternoon between the Rohn and Nikolai checkpoints.

Iditarod officials say Newton Marshall scratched from the race in Nikolai at 3:20 p.m. Thursday. He had arrived in Nikolai at 4:02 p.m. Wednesday, but didn’t have a complete team.

“While traveling from Rohn to Nikolai, one dog, Mae, became separated from the team,” McLarnon wrote in a statement. “All efforts are being made by (the) Iditarod Trail Committee to assist in locating Mae.”

McLarnon referred a request for details on the incident to race marshal Mark Nordman, who wasn’t immediately available for comment on the search Thursday afternoon.