THREE YEAR OLD “WHITEY” MISSING

On March 10th, 2010 IDITAROD XXXVIII Musher Justin Savidis (Bib #10) lost one of his team members, Whitey, a three year old male, between Nikolai and McGrath Checkpoints.  Savidis and the rest of the team went on to McGrath and immediately reported the missing dog to the race judge.  The Iditarod Air Force and other Iditarod personnel traveling between Nikolai and McGrath were alerted.  Since Savidis arrived in McGrath at 2:38 yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon, Whitey has been sighted on a number of occasions. Iditarod Rules do not allow a musher to advance in the race without the same team that left the previous checkpoint. Savidis is taking his mandatory 24 hour rest in McGrath in hopes that Whitey will be located and brought back to McGrath so he can continue with his team.