Man on fishing vessel drowns in Gulf of Alaska, troopers say

Anchorage Daily News / adn.comJune 10, 2013 

A man drowned Monday after being lost overboard from a fishing vessel near Cordova, state troopers and the U.S.Coast Guard reported.

The man was identified as Cornell Perry Bean Jr., 40, from the Southeast Alaska village of Kake.

The vessel Esperanza was in the Gulf of Alaska about 29 miles from Cordova when it reported the man overboard about 7:30 a.m., according to troopers and the Coast Guard.

Using a skiff, crew members were able to pull the man back on board and began CPR, but he could not be revived, troopers and the Coast Guard said. Heavy fog made finding him difficult, a Coast Guard spokeswoman said.

Another vessel and a Coast Guard helicopter responded to the Esperanza. "After arriving on-scene the USCG determined that a medevac was not necessary since CPR had been in progress for well over an hour," the troopers reported in an online dispatch.

Anchorage Daily News is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service