Coast Guard ends search for men missing in Juneau channel

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The Coast Guard has suspended a search for two men missing after a boat capsized in Juneau’s Gastineau Channel.

The agency says 50-year-old James Cole and 48-year-old Sheridan “Scott” Stringer were not found before the search was suspended Wednesday.

Three men, two women and a dog Tuesday night were in a 10-foot (3-meter) skiff that took on water and capsized.

A witness near the breakwater at Aurora Harbor called Juneau police at about 9 p.m. to report screaming from Aurora Harbor.

Two women in the boat swam to a dock, got in another boat and looked for the men.

One man climbed onto the capsized boat and was rescued by a Coast Guard boat at 9:40 p.m. The dog also survived.

The women were treated for exposure.

The post Coast Guard ends search for men missing in Juneau channel appeared first on Newstalk 750 – 103.7 KFQD.

SHARE

RELATED CONTENT

Wasilla police shoot, kill domestic violence suspect in home Alaska Marijuana Control Board fines pot festival organizer Political support to play part in jury selection for trial Interior Department eyes protected Arctic land for drilling Aretha Franklin Passes Strong earthquake rocks remote western Aleutian Islands
Comments