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."
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