- Associated Press - Sunday, October 18, 2015

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The Coast Guard has suspended its search for an overdue boater near Egegik (EE’-guh-gick).

The Alaska Dispatch News reports (https://bit.ly/1LXNqfm) the Coast Guard announced Saturday that the search for 55-year-old Roland Briggs of Ugashik (yoo’-GASH’-ick) had been suspended after covering more than 8,000 square miles.

Troopers say Briggs went missing after he was seen Tuesday afternoon heading toward his home in the village of Ugashik. He was transporting fuel from Egegik, a city in the Bristol Bay region about 325 miles southwest of Anchorage.

He was in a 43-foot boat with a green hull, white cabin and gray deck.

A Coast Guard news release says the search included HC-130 Hercules airplane crews and MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crews as well as the Coast Guard Cutter Munro and the MH-65 Dolphin helicopter.



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Information from: Alaska Dispatch News, https://www.adn.com

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