Coast Guard: man overboard near Aleutians

Posted: Wednesday, July 08, 2009

KODIAK - The Coast Guard says it's searching for a 58-year-old Japanese man reported overboard from the commercial fishing vessel Alaska Warrior in waters about 200 miles west of Dutch Harbor, Alaska.

Petty Officer Charly Hengen says the man reportedly fell overboard Monday afternoon with no survival gear or life jacket.

The Alaska Warrior and its sister ship the Alaska Juris are also searching. Both trawlers are homeported in Seattle.

A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and an HC-130 Hercules aircraft have been dispatched from Kodiak.

Reported weather conditions in the area include 23 mph winds with seas to eight feet and overcast skies. The water temperature is in the 40s.



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