The U.S. Coast Guard reports three clam diggers have been found dead and two are still missing. The men had issued a distress signal Tuesday afternoon that their skiff had run into trouble southeast of Kalgin Island in Cook Inlet.
Pacific Alaska Shellfish contacted the Coast Guard around 4 pm that five of its employees were missing.
Petty Officer David Mosley says a Coast Guard rescue crew found two men dead about 1,700 yards from shore. Workers from Pacific Alaska Shellfish found a third man.
The search continues for the other two men.
It’s not known how the 20-foot aluminum skiff ran into trouble.
The names of the men have not yet been released.
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