Coast Guard searching for missing person near Ketchikan, Alaska

Coast Guard Alaska News
JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard Station Ketchikan 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew and a Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew are searching for John Anderson, the owner of a houseboat, in Tongass Narrows near Ketchikan Wednesday morning.

Coast Guard Sector Juneau command center watchstanders received a report from the Ketchikan Police Department that a houseboat was dangerously close to a break wall. The watchstanders directed the launch of the Station Ketchikan boat crew to investigate.

A Coast Guard boarding team determined that the 40-foot houseboat Diver III had been recently occupied and began searching for a person in the water.

The helicopter crew joined the search at sunrise.

Anyone with information regarding the location of the owner of the Diver III should contact the Sector Juneau command center at 907-463-2980.

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