Wash. Man Sole Survivor of Boat Sinking in Alaska
The Coast Guard has called of its search for the third of three people missing when their boat sank during a fishing trip in southeast Alaska.
KODIAK- The Coast Guard has called of its search for the third of three people missing when their boat sank during a fishing trip in southeast Alaska. One of the three occupants, identified as 46-year-old Dennis Monroe, of Montesano, Wash., survived the sinking Thursday after he managed to swim to shore. A fishing boat aiding in the rescue found the body of John Reid, of Sitka, Alaska, on Saturday, but searchers were unable to find Fred Swenson, also of Montesano, before calling off the mission Saturday night. The three were in a 24-foot, aluminum boat that sank about 200 yards off the west coast of Baranof Island. The newspaper reported that Monroe, reached by phone at his motel in Sitka, said he wasn't ready to talk about what happened. Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman Beth Ipsen said after making it to land Monroe found a reflective fishing lure and used it to signal for help.
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