- Associated Press - Monday, June 12, 2017

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The Coast Guard is searching for a man and a boy missing on a boating trip out of the Bering Strait village of Wales.

The Coast Guard says the 23-year-old man and 14-year-old boy launched a wooden rowboat at 2 a.m. Sunday. They were not wearing life jackets.

A half hour later, village residents heard the boaters calling for help.

A village volunteer search-and-rescue group searched the shoreline but did not find the boaters.

An HC-130 Hercules airplane crew reached Wales at 2:30 Sunday afternoon.

The temperature in the search area was 33 degrees with 25 mph winds, light rain and mist. The Coast Guard reports seas up to 4 feet (1.2 meters).

Wales, with a population of 167, is 111 miles (179 kilometers) northwest of Nome.

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