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Togiak fisherman missing after falling into Togiak Bay

July 24, 2018

TOGIAK, Alaska (AP) — A southwest Alaska fisherman is missing after falling off a boat.

Alaska State Troopers say 39-year-old Anthony Active of Togiak (TOH-gee-ak) fell from a 26-foot (8-meter) boat Monday afternoon as he checked a set net in Togiak Bay.

The accident occurred about 7 miles (11 kilometers) southwest of Togiak.

Another person in the boat tried to rescue Active and also fell in.

The second person swam to shore and waved down a passing fisherman.

Local search groups and troopers looked for Active. The Coast Guard searched by air.

Searchers suspended their efforts at 10:30 p.m. Monday and planned to resume Tuesday.

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