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January 29, 2015 at 5:53 AM

Search continues for plane that crashed, sank in Hood Canal

The Associated Press SEABECK, Wash. — A Pierce County dive team used sonar and robotic vehicles Wednesday to search for the wreckage of a plane that crashed Monday into Hood Canal near Seabeck. The Kitsap Sun reports the plane sank in several hundred feet of water and is too deep for divers and likely won’t be recovered. Searchers…

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January 27, 2015 at 6:19 PM

Pilot killed in Hood Canal crash identified

The family of a Fox Island man has been notified by the Coast Guard that it is believed he was killed Monday when his plane crashed into Hood Canal, a relative said. Neither the body of Robert Alexander Jr., 65, nor the plane have been recovered from the water near Seabeck, where the depth is around…

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January 26, 2015 at 1:22 PM

Debris found in search for missing plane in Hood Canal

The Associated Press UPDATE, 9:05 a.m. | Officials have not yet officially identified the pilot lost when a small plane crashed Monday in Hood Canal. The Coast Guard says it has notified the pilot’s family, but it is not releasing his name. The Federal Aviation Administration says the only missing aircraft in the area is an RV7. That’s…

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January 22, 2015 at 4:14 PM

Man could get prison for poaching Hood Canal shellfish

The former owner of a Quilcene Bay seafood company is facing at least five years in prison as the leader of a clam-and-oyster poaching ring responsible for illegally harvesting $700,000 worth of shellfish from beaches owned by the state and private individuals. Rodney Allan Clark, 50, on Thursday pleaded guilty to 17 counts of first-degree trafficking…

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June 19, 2014 at 8:40 AM

Prank caller launches 3 costly Coast Guard searches

The Coast Guard is searching for a prankster who the Guard says has made a series of fake distress calls since last month. According to a news release, rescuers were dispatched around 11 p.m. on May 31 to a may-day call reporting five people abandoning the fishing vessel Bristol Maid in Lilliwaup Bay, Hood Canal, because of a fire….

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December 19, 2012 at 6:36 PM

Fallen trees close highways near Mount Baker and Hood Canal

Highways in the Mount Baker area and near Hood Canal have been closed after heavy snow caused scores of trees to fall across the roadway in the past 24 hours. The Washington State Department of Transportation has closed the Mount Baker Highway (state Route 542) east of Maple Falls until at least Friday, excluding everyone except emergency personnel…

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