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June 19, 2013 at 11:29 AM
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Coast Guard has ended its active search for a Washington man missing from a fishing boat west of Juneau.
KINY-radio reports 25-year-old Alan Young of Chehalis fell Monday night from the Swift into Icy Strait 30 miles west of Juneau during the chum salmon fishery.
The skipper, 47-year-old Tim Lane of Sitka, launched a dinghy and attempted a rescue but also fell into the water.
Alaska state troopers say Lane spent several hours floating with a personal flotation device. A Coast Guard helicopter hoisted Lane to safety from a beach east of Excursion Inlet.
Lt. Sarah Morin says Coast Guard searchers are confident they would have spotted the missing man if he were alive.
The crew of the Pacific Horizon found the Swift and reported it unoccupied.
January 16, 2013 at 7:29 AM
The Associated Press
UPDATE: 11:15 a.m. | The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a crewman who fell overboard from a crab boat about eight miles west of the mouth of the Queets River, on the Olympic Peninsula coast.
A Coast Guard helicopter from Astoria and boats from Westport searched more than 91 square miles for more than seven hours before the search was suspended Wednesday.
Petty Officer Nathan Bradshaw says the 56-year-old man fell into the water about 1:30 a.m. while setting crab pots from the Westport-based vessel Senja.
He was not wearing a life jacket when he landed in the 48-degree water.
June 2, 2012 at 11:10 AM
Police in Central Oregon say they have two suspects in custody in the beating death of a Seattle fisherman whose body was found in an abandoned railroad tunnel.
Sgt. Jason Erickson of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said the body of the 48-year-old man was found Wednesday just south of the Warm Springs Indian Reservation near a popular fishing spot on the Deschutes River, the Associated Press reported.
Sheriff Jim Adkins says the victim knew at least one of the suspects and alcohol appears to have been involved.
The victim’s name hasn’t been released, the AP reported.
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