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Search suspended for Alaska fisherman who fell overboard

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Posted: Friday, October 12, 2012 11:04 am

KODIAK, Alaska - The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a fisherman who fell overboard after getting caught in crab pot lines.

The Coast Guard says the fisherman went overboard while setting gear from the Kodiak-based fishing vessel Flying Ocean on Thursday morning.

KMXT-FM (http://is.gd/bpSG3I) says the Coast Guard suspended its search Thursday night 30 miles northwest of Sitkinak Island. The Coast Guard has not identified the fisherman.

The Coast Guard used a cutter, helicopter and airplane to search the area.

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