Search underway for fisherman who fell overboard

Anchorage Daily News / adn.comOctober 23, 2012 

The Coast Guard is searching for a fisherman who fell overboard near Skagway Tuesday.

Crew members on a 45-foot fishing boat reported that the man had fallen overboard Tuesday afternoon, according to a release from the Coast Guard.

A life jacket they tried to throw to him apparently broke and separated from him.

A Coast Guard helicopter crew from Sitka, emergency responders from Sitka, Alaska State Troopers, good Samaritan vessels and a private Temsco helicopter are all searching for the overboard fisherman.

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