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Coast Guard Searching for Man Overboard

The United States Coast Guard is searching for a 31-year old fisherman who fell overboard on Friday, July 31 in Togiak Bay, Alaska. The fisherman, Benjamin Symmes, was working aboard a 28-foot fishing vessel, the Miss Colleen, when he fell overboard approximately one half mile off Anchor Point in Togiak Bay. He was last seen aboard the Miss Colleen at 9:45 p.m. wearing a bright orange rain suit. The Coast Guard was immediately called and dispatched a search party, however was unsuccessful in retrieving Mr. Symmes after searching Friday night and Saturday morning. The Miss Colleen is homeported in Metlakatla, Alaska.
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