Coast Guard: Search suspended for missing man near Whittier

Published: Aug. 21, 2021 at 11:59 AM AKDT|Updated: Aug. 22, 2021 at 8:47 AM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a missing 60-year-old who may have fallen overboard near Surprise Cove and Cochrane Bay.

At 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, the Coast Guard suspended their search, according to a press release. This comes after Coast Guard boat and aircrews dedicated more than 13 hours of search time and covered approximately 325 square nautical miles near Whittier.

“Suspending a search is always a difficult decision to make, and it is not one made lightly,” said Mr. Cory Cichoracki, Sector Anchorage command duty officer. “I offer my deepest condolences to those affected by this incident.”

The Coast Guard says they were notified by the Cordova Police Department that Victor Moreno was noticed missing from a recreational vessel at about 6 a.m. Saturday.

Moreno was last seen wearing a green jacket, green pants, and brown boots.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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