KODIAK — Coast Guard air rescue crews spent six hours searching more than 40 square miles before suspending a search for a man who went overboard from a fishing boat near Sand Point.
Alaska Department of Fish and Game asked the agency for help Friday morning.
The Coast Guard dispatched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter and HC-130 airplane.
The unidentified crewman had been aboard the 42-foot fishing vessel Glacier Spirit.
Weather conditions in the area reportedly included 25 mph winds with 12-foot seas.
Coast Guard Capt. Daniel Travers says suspending a search without finding the person is one of the hardest decisions the agency makes.