- Associated Press - Sunday, July 19, 2015

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard on Saturday suspended its search for an Oregon man who went overboard in Alaska.

Adam Lord, 30, and his 10-year-old stepson left Cordova Harbor on Thursday evening in an inflatable Zodiac boat, according to Alaska State Troopers and reported by KTUU-TV (https://bit.ly/1GtZZG2 ).

Coast Guard spokesman Petty Officer 2nd Class Grant DeVuyst said searchers were unable to find any sign Lord after he was reported missing around 4 a.m. Friday morning.

Lord and his stepson were headed to Hawkins Island, about two miles away from Cordova.

When troopers, Coast Guardsmen and U.S. Forest Service Workers visited the Island Friday morning, they found the boy safe inside a seasonal cabin. The 10-year-old had been wearing a life jacket and was able to swim to shore.

The inflatable boat was found upside down on the beach nearby, troopers wrote.

Troopers said a second small boat left Cordova at the same time as Lord but turned around when it hit bad weather and rough seas.

“Lord and his stepson continued on toward Hawkins Island,” troopers wrote. “At some point both they ended up in the water.”

Lord, who was not wearing a life jacket, has not been seen since then.


Information from: KTUU-TV, https://www.ktuu.com

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