Search Suspended for Missing Floatplane

JUNEAU, Alaska – The search for the two missing Juneau men whose floatplane did not return as scheduled on Saturday, August 9 has been suspended pending any new developments.

Brian Andrews, 56 and his son, Brandon Andrews, 24 did not return from a trip to Young Lake after leaving Juneau at about 3:45 p.m. Saturday, August 9. They dropped a family member off in Juneau with some camping gear, and then left for another round-trip flight to Young Lake to pick up more gear.

Their flight to Young Lake , about 20 miles southwest of Juneau on Admiralty Island , was expected to take no longer than 40 minutes.

Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopters, Army National Guard helicopters, Civil Air patrol aircraft, Temsco helicopters, Coastal helicopters, North Star Trekking helicopters, Alaska State Trooper aircraft, and Good Samaritan aircraft searched from the air. The Coast Guard Cutter Liberty, Station Juneau, and multiple Good Samaritan vessels searched shorelines.

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game vessel Media also assisted in the search using its side scan sonar. Volunteers from Juneau Mountain Rescue conducted numerous land searches on Douglas and Admiralty Island . In total over 4,800 miles of land, water, and shoreline was searched.

The Coast Guard is still asking mariners and aircraft transiting this area to remain vigilant and report any sightings to the Coast Guard. The floatplane is a Cessna-182, it is white with red and silver trim and the tail number is N935OX.

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