Coast Guard, good Samaritans searching for mariner near Unimak Island, Alaska

Coast Guard Alaska News
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard and good Samaritans are searching for a mariner who reportedly fell overboard from the fishing vessel Seeker 10 miles northwest of Unimak Island in the Bering Sea Wednesday morning.

A Coast Guard helicopter crew and several good Samaritan vessel crews are searching the area where the man entered the water. The Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley is en route to assist.

Coast Guard 17th District command center watchstanders received the report of the man in the water from a good Samaritan and immediately directed the launch of the MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew forward deployed to Cold Bay to assist in the search.

Weather on scene was reported as 35 miles per hour winds with 10-foot seas.

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