The Coast Guard suspended its search for a person in the water in Nushagak Bay, Monday.
Helicopter Hercules aircraft crews searched approximately 650 square miles over the course of more than ten hours for a male crew member from the commercial fishing vessel Pail Rider who went overboard at approximately 3 a.m.
The search was suspended at approximately 4 p.m.
“Despite our very best effort today along with about 10 fishing boat crews who helped us search, we were not able to locate the man who went overboard this morning,” said Ray Dwyer, Coast Guard 17th District command duty officer for the case. “After an exhaustive effort, the difficult decision was made to suspend.”
For the initial news release about the search, please visit: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/24ec425
by Tom Evans, Injury at Sea. Continue Reading