Coast Guard Investigating Fishing Boat Death

JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard is currently investigating a fatality at sea, which occurred yesterday onboard the fishing vessel (F/V) Zenith approximately 72 miles southeast of False Pass.

A 39-year-old man was repairing an apparent gas leak when fellow crew members found him unconscious. After finding the man unconscious the vessel contacted the Coast Guard at approximately 8 p.m. yesterday evening. Attempts to resuscitate the man failed and he was pronounced deceased by Coast Guard flight surgeon sometime after notification.

The F/V Zenith is owned by Jubilee Fisheries Inc. and is based out of Seattle. The vessel plans on arriving in Sand Point today where members from Coast Guard Sector Anchorage will begin an investigation.

The man’s name has not been released pending next of kin notification.

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