The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for deputy Revenue commissioner Brian Andrews and his 24-year-old son Brandon, both of Juneau. The men disappeared August 9 in the process of shuttling camping gear between Young Lake on Admiralty Island and Juneau.
The Coast Guard deployed a helicopter that evening, and since then the search effort has included the military, state, Civil Air Patrol, commercial pilots and Good Samaritans. The Coast Guard Cutter Liberty, a fish and game research vessel, and volunteer boaters have been on the water. And rescue teams and volunteer hikers are working on the ground.
But so far, they have found nothing. The Coast Guard says it will resume the search when there are new developments, but volunteers will keep searching.
Rosemarie Alexander, KTOO – Juneau