A boater who had been missing since Sunday in the Ketchikan area was found Wednesday just north of Knudson Cove.
The man had grounded his 19-foot boat on rocks. He was waving a flare when he was spotted by a private helicopter. He was picked up by a Coast Guard crew from Ketchikan.
The Coast Guard had suspended its search after covering more than 1,400 square miles.
The man had been reported missing when he failed to arrive at Metlakatla from Knudson Cove.
The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a man reported overdue in Metlakatla.
The Coast Guard was informed Sunday of the overdue mariner in the Ketchikan area. The man, traveling in a 19-foot boat, was traveling to Metlakatla from Knudson Cove.
The Coast Guard searched an area more than 1,400 square miles before suspending the search.
The missing man’s name hasn’t been released.
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