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Coast Guard suspends search for missing man


August 2, 2018

On July 25 at 9:20 P.M., the United States Coast Guard suspended their search for John Phillips, 59, who went missing when the vessel he was on capsized in Nushagak Bay, according to a release from the USCG.

A Jayhawk crew searched more than 25 square nautical miles and 23 miles of coastline for approximately six hours, according to the release.

"Ending a search is never easy, especially when working alongside so many people dedicated to finding the missing person,” said Lt. Stephen Nolan, District 17 Command duty officer, in a release. “Our condolences go out to this man’s family and...

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