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Coast Guard searches for missing houseboat owner

By KTVA CBS 11 News 5:27 PM March 12, 2014

Update: The U.S. Coast Guard said the search for missing houseboat owner John Anderson was called off Thursday after crews covered 86 square miles over 27 hours.

ANCHORAGE – The U.S. Coast Guard is continuing a search Wednesday for a houseboat owner in the Tongass Narrows near Ketchikan.

The Coast Guard received a report from Ketchikan police that 40-foot houseboat Diver III was “dangerously close to a break wall,” said Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.

After determining the houseboat had been recently occupied, officials began searching for houseboat owner John Anderson in the water, DeVuyst said.

A boat crew initiated the search and a helicopter crew joined Wednesday at sunrise.

Anyone with information regarding Anderson’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Sector Juneau command center at 463-2980.

 

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