Saturday, August 1, 2009

Search under way for man overboard at Togiak

The U.S. Coast Guard says it's searching for a man who fell off the fishing vessel Miss Colleen on Friday night in Togiak Bay near Anchor Point.

A Coast Guard press release identifies the man as Benjamin Symmes, 31, hometown unknown.

It adds the Miss Colleen is homeported in Metlakatla.

It's not clear to me whether this was a commercial fishing accident.

If it was, it could turn out to be the second fishing fatality this season at Togiak, which is one of the Bristol Bay salmon districts.


Anonymous said...

Miss Colleen

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry for your loss of your son Diane. We'll keep praying for you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Ben was from Whitefish Mt. He was a friend of the family, and a close pal of our son!!
Ray & Penny Simpson