Coast Guard Searching for Missing Alaskan Representative

JUNEAU, Alaska- The Coast Guard is currently searching for state Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch, who was reported missing after a boating trip in Auke Bay last night.

The Coast Guard Cutter Mustang, a rescue helicopter from Air Station Sitka, a patrol boat from Station Juneau, and a Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel are currently searching the waters of Auke Bay for Rep. Weyhrauch.

The vessel Navigator reported Rep. Weyhrauch’s abandoned pleasure craft adrift approximately one mile southeast of the Auke Bay ferry terminal at approximately 6:30 p.m. this evening.

The last known time and place Rep. Weyhrauch seen was at approximately 5:00 p.m. after disembarking his son at the Weyhrauch’s residence in Auke Bay. After disembarking his son, Rep. Weyhrauch proceeded toward Auke Bay Harbor for mooring.

Coast Guard units continued to search for Rep. Weyhrauch throughout the night.

Rep. Weyhrauch is the current chair of the Alaska State House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee and has been a state representative since 2003.

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