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Search underway for fisherman overboard in Nushagak Bay

July 1, 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Coast Guard is searching for a commercial fisherman missing near Bristol Bay.

A crewman from the vessel Pail Rider went overboard at approximately 3 a.m. Monday in Nushagak Bay.

The man was not wearing a life jacket.

Remaining crew members fired flares and other vessels arrived to help search but the man has not been found.

The Coast Guard says the man was wearing orange and it’s hoped the bright-colored clothing will help him be found.

A Jayhawk helicopter and a C-130 Hercules aircraft from Kodiak is searching along with about 10 fishing vessels.

The water temperature was reported at 52 degrees (11 Celsius). The Coast Guard reports winds at 20 mph (32 kph) with 1-foot (0.3-meter) seas.

The Pail Rider is based in Dillingham.

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