Togiak fisherman missing after falling into Togiak Bay
Jul. 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.