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Coast Guard suspends search of missing person


September 16, 2004
Thursday 6:45 pm

Ketchikan, Alaska - The Coast Guard suspended its search at 12:30 p.m. today for a person reported missing and in the water in Tongass Narrows Wednesday afternoon.

The Coast Guard learned of a man waving his arms in the water near Rock Point, but soon disappeared from sight, at 5:42 p.m. Wednesday.  The Coast Guard cutter Naushon crew, a Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Service helicopter crew, a Station Ketchikan motor life boat crew, and an Air Station Sitka Jayhawk helicopter crew responded to the scene.

Rescuers searched until 11 p.m. Wednesday night and resumed at 6 a.m. this morning.  Responders found no sign of distress throughout the search.  Also, the Coast Guard did not receive any reports of missing persons in the Ketchikan area.

The search conditions on scene included unlimited visibility, one-foot waves and 45 degree Fahrenheit air temperature.


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