Two Missing In Norton Sound

Two people are missing in Norton Sound tonight. The Coast Guard and Alaska State Troopers are searching for two overdue boaters who planned to travel from Koyuk to Unalakleet on Monday. They were reported missing Tuesday evening and after two days of searching, there has been no sign of them.

Both the Coast Guard and Alaska State Troopers are involved in the aerial search for 41-year-old David Slwooko and 48-year-old Debra Kimoktoak.

Troopers say the couple was traveling in a 17-foot boat with two dogs and enough food to last at least a day.

Troopers say extremely low water and high winds have hampered the search.  The Coast Guard is sending an HC-130 out at first light and a helicopter and cutter will join the search later.

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