Crab fisherman overboard and missing northwest of Cold Bay

A crab fisherman aboard the Kodiak-based Seabrooke fell overboard this morning when his foot got tangled in a line while he was setting pots for Tanner crab about 20 miles northwest of Cold Bay. Coast Guard Petty Officer Walter Shinn said they do not think he was wearing any sort of flotation device and the crew could not see him after he fell into the 34 degree water with four foot seas. Three Coast Guard helicopters began searching for the 40 year old man at about 11:00 am and will continue until sunset. He is presumed dead.

Ann Hillman, KUCB – Unalaska

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