Coast Guard searching for two adults, one child near Ketchikan

KODIAK, Alaska – The Coast Guard is searching for a two adults and a 12-year old child aboard a 16-foot skiff reported overdue Saturday 15 miles southeast of Ketchikan.

Klyn Kloxin, 50, and Tracy Harrel, 46, both Ketchikan residents, and the child, an Idaho resident, were reported overdue to the Coast Guard command center in Juneau at 9:30 p.m. Saturday by concerned family members. They reported the three people departed Ketchikan at 8 a.m. Saturday to fish for halibut in the vicinity of Bold Island and Twin Islands and were expected to return Saturday at dark.

Crews aboard a 47-foot motor-life boat from Station Ketchikan and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Sitka were launched immediately Saturday evening but poor visibility due to weather prevented the helicopter crew from effectively searching however the rescue boat crew searched throughout the night.

The Coast Guard rescue boat and helicopter crews and two good Samaritans resumed searching early this morning for the individuals.

Weather in the area is reported as cloudy with periods of rain, southeast winds at 10 mph, an air temperature of 59 degrees and a water temperature of 56 degrees.

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