Coast Guard suspends search for man overboard
The United States Coast Guard has suspended their search for a man reported missing from a motor vessel off the Alaska Peninsula.
The master of the MV Challenge Prelude reported to the Coast Guard around 2:15 Sunday afternoon that a 22-year-old seaman was missing. The master said the vessel sounded a general emergency and conducted crew and space accountability. They then followed his reciprocal track line to where the crewmember was last seen and verified all life-saving equipment was accounted for.
Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrews, combined with the crew of the Challenge Prelude, conducted a thorough search of a 673-square mile area for 14 hours but did not locate the seaman. The man was reported overboard when the vessel was about 110 miles of Sand Point.
“The Coast Guard utilized various assets, while saturating the search area in hopes of finding the 22-year-old,” said Capt. Darran McLenon, District 17 chief of response. “Our deepest condolences go out to his family and friends.”
Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story stated the search was off the Kenai Peninsula rather than the Alaska Peninsula.
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