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February 25, 2008

Ketchikan, Alaska - The Coast Guard is continuing its search today for two overdue mariners transiting from Juneau to Ketchikan.

The Coast Guard has been searching for the two men since receiving a call from a concerned spouse Friday night. Mike Dunn and Vern McGee left Juneau in the pleasure craft Transition Wednesday, Feb. 20th and were scheduled to arrive in Ketchikan Saturday, Feb. 23rd. The men were scheduled to make contact with Mrs. Dunn daily. She has not heard from the mariners since Wednesday morning.

Rescue helicopters from Air Station Sitka searched the area all day Saturday and Sunday and continue this morning. Staging areas have been set up in Juneau and Ketchikan for the air crews participating in the search.

A 25-foot response boat from Station Ketchikan, and a 25-foot response boat and 47-foot motor life boat from Station Juneau participated in the search over the weekend. The Coast Guard Cutter Maple also searched the area while transiting to Juneau from Sitka.

The Civil Air Patrol in Juneau has also performed several searches over the last several days.


Related News:

COAST GUARD SEARCHES FOR TWO UNREPORTED MARINERS - The Coast Guard announced this afternoon that a serch in underway for two unreported mariners who were transiting from Juneau to Ketchikan and have not been heard from since Wednesday. More...
Saturday - February 23, 2008


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United States Coast Guard


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