Kodiak Daily Mirror - Coast Guard suspends search for missing mariner
Coast Guard suspends search for missing mariner
Mar 14, 2014 | 213 views | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Coast Guard suspended the search for a missing mariner in the Bering Sea Wednesday evening.

A man fell overboard from the 87-foot fishing vessel Seeker 10 miles northwest of Unimak Island in the Bering Sea Wednesday morning.

A Kodiak-based MH-60 Jayhawk crew forward deployed to Cold Bay, the Cutter Alex Haley and good Samaritan crews searched 64 square miles and 10 hours, but could not find the mariner, according to a Coast Guard press release.

“Our thoughts and prayer are with the family and friends of the missing man,” Chief Petty Officer Chris Cole said. “The decision to end a search is one of the most difficult choices to make as a search and rescue controller.”

The Seeker is based in Newport, Ore.

Contact the Daily Mirror newsroom at editor@kodiakdailymirror.com.

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