UPDATE — Coast Guard calls off search for man who fell overboard west of mouth of Queets River

Peninsula Daily News

SEATTLE — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a fisherman who fell overboard from a commercial fishing vessel about eight miles northwest of the Queets River this morning.

Petty Officer Nathan Bradshaw said the 56-year-old man fell into the water about 1:30 a.m. while setting crab pots from the Westport-based vessel Senja.

He was not wearing a life jacket when he landed in the 48-degree water.

The search involved Coast Guard air and boat crews from Air Station Astoria, Ore., Small Boat Station Grays Harbor, in Westport, and other commercial fishing vessels in the area, covering more than 91 square miles during a period of more than seven hours.

The Coast Guard can resume a search if credible information is received that the person reported missing has survived.

For more information, contact the 13th Coast Guard District Public Affairs Office at 216-220-7237.

EARLIER STORY

The Coast Guard is seeking a crewman who fell overboard from a crab boat about eight miles west of the mouth of the Queets River early this morning.

Petty Officer Nathan Bradshaw said the 56-year-old man fell into the water about 1:30 a.m. while setting crab pots from the Westport-based vessel Senja.

He was not wearing a life jacket when he landed in the 48-degree water.

The Coast Guard is searching with a helicopter from Astoria and 47-foot boat from Westport.

Seas are calm and visibility is good, the Coast Guard said.

Last modified: January 16. 2013 11:30AM
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