February 25, 2008
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.
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