Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water in Nushagak Bay, Alaska

A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and C-130 Hercules aircraft

Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and C-130 Hercules aircraft file photo

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a person in the water in Nushagak Bay.

Two MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crews and a C-130 Hercules aircraft crew from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak searched approximately 650 square miles over the course of more than ten hours for a male crew member from the commercial fishing vessel Pail Rider who went overboard at approximately 3 a.m.

The search was suspended at approximately 4 p.m.

“Despite our very best effort today along with about 10 fishing boat crews who helped us search, we were not able to locate the man who went overboard this morning,” said Ray Dwyer, Coast Guard 17th District command duty officer for the case. “After an exhaustive effort, the difficult decision was made to suspend.”


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