Coast Guard Suspends Search for Missing Crewmember (UPDATED)
The "Advantage" sank 14 miles southeast of Kodiak
UPDATE: The Coast Guard suspended its search for a missing crewmember from the 58-foot fishing boat Advantage Friday night, after more than 18 hours of searching approximately 1,400 square miles. A Jayhawk helicopter and HC-130 Hercules aircraft took turns looking for the missing crewmember but were unable to locate him. The crewmember's name has not been released, pending notification of next of kin. The cause of the sinking is under investigation.
ALASKA – Three fishermen were rescued and one is missing from the fishing vessel Advantage.
The boat sank 14 miles southeast of Kodiak just after midnight Friday.
The Coast Guard is still searching for the missing fisherman. Rescuers were able to quickly recover the three survivors from a life raft and successfully hoist them into a helicopter. They were then flown back to Kodiak and treated for hypothermia. Officials credit a quick response to an emergency beacon that alerted the Coast Guard of the emergency.
The Coast Guard has not released the names of the crewmembers.