Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Grim update on man overboard

The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the search for a man reported overboard today near Skagway in Southeast Alaska.

The Coast Guard identified the boat involved as the Darlin' Michele, out of Haines.

State records show the 48-foot vessel belongs to Theodore L. Lynch, of Haines.

Haines radio station KHNS reported the vessel captain and a deckhand were commercial shrimping in an inlet between Haines and Skagway when the 62-year-old skipper, believed to be Lynch, went overboard. Listen to the radio report here.

"It is always a very hard decision to make when you have to suspend a search for a man overboard," said Nick Meyers, a watchstander at the Coast Guard Sector Juneau command center. "Our hearts go out to the family, friends and the crew of the fishing vessel."


Anonymous said...

Ted was an amazing father & great friend. He will be greatly missed by those who loved him. My heart goes out to his children Nels, Summer, Teo, Keanu, Stevie & Darlin. He loved you all very much, I will miss his smile out on the fishing grounds.

Anonymous said...

Ted was a good man, everyone liked him, you could always get a wave
from him on the fishing grounds.
He will be missed.

Unknown said...

Ted Lynch is and always will be the heart of the Lynch family. He will be greatly and sadly missed.

Anonymous said...

Ted was dedicated to his children and family...he had such a loving and caring way about him. His smile was infectious and the twinkle in his eye always a bit mischievious...he was my friend for only 6 years, I will never forget him. "When a person dies, they merely change their world, his may become a voice in the stars, the breath of a warm summer wind, or a comforting blanket of snow, when you travel to this other world, we know your courage traveled with you and your example is left behind so we may all remember, the sweetness of your time."

Mark Mackiewicz said...

That is so sad. Ted had one of the latest hearts of any fishermen I've ever known. His honesty and friendliness was world-class. The world has been better because Ted Lynch lived.