ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska State Troopers and the U.S. Coast Guard spent Saturday searching for a Perryville man who fell off a fishing vessel near Chignik Lagoon early Friday morning.
According to crew of the Antoinette Renee, 43-year-old Moses Kosbruk Jr. was last seen aboard at about 3 a.m. Friday. He was reported to troopers as missing at about 5 p.m.
A Coast Guard helicopter was sent Friday evening to search the water near Chignik Lagoon, a community of about 100 people on the Alaska Peninsula. Both AST and the Coast Guard continued the search Saturday, but were unable to locate Kosbruk.
Further searches will be conducted by fishing vessels in the area.
Troopers believe alcohol was a factor in Kosbruk’s disappearance.