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Search On For Missing Alaska Man; Companion Found

By | September 24, 2013

The Coast Guard is searching Behm Canal for a southeast Alaska man last seen heading to a pleasure boat aboard a 7-foot skiff loaded with fresh game.

The Ketchikan Daily News reports the missing man is 24-year-old Garrett Hagan of Craig on Prince of Wales Island.

Hagan and 51-year-old Adrian Knopps of Grand Ledge, Mich., left on the 44-foot Abundance more than a week ago to hunt.

Crew from the cruise vessel Wilderness Adventure at 3:30 a.m. Sunday spotted the Abundance adrift.

Coast Guard spokeswoman Sara Mooers says searchers found the Michigan man in a cabin suffering from hypothermia. He had been alone for seven days. He was flown to Ketchikan Medical Center.

Ketchikan is on Revillagigedo Island. Behm Canal separates the island from the mainland.

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