Fisherman Overboard Coast Guard Suspends Search for Missing Fisherman

The Coast Guard has ended its active search for a Washington man missing from a fishing boat west of Juneau.

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by Associated Press

JUNEAU - The Coast Guard has ended its active search for a Washington man missing from a fishing boat west of Juneau.
   
Reports 25-year-old Alan Young of Chehalis fell Monday night from the Swift into Icy Strait 30 miles west of Juneau during the chum salmon fishery.
   
The skipper, 47-year-old Tim Lane of Sitka, launched a dinghy and attempted a rescue but also fell into the water.
   
Alaska State Troopers say Lane spent several hours floating with a personal flotation device. A Coast Guard helicopter hoisted Lane to safety from a beach east of Excursion Inlet.
   
Lt. Sarah Morin says Coast Guard searchers are confident they would have spotted the missing man if he was alive.
   
The crew of the Pacific Horizon found the Swift and reported it unoccupied.
 

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