Clayton’s sister says they plan to look at surveillance footage at the Auke Bay ferry terminal to see if he got on a ferry to Sitka or another Southeast community.
Crew from the F/V Minke relayed that the 68-year-old captain of another boat, the F/V Lady Cyprus, was experiencing a possible heart attack.
A chartered helicopter assisting the Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad reportedly found 52-year-old Derek Kelley’s body near Grant Creek on Sunday afternoon.
The Coast Guard said the boat sank in 600 feet of water, but the crew was able to abandon ship in a skiff.
Two people escaped serious injury Saturday afternoon after their floatplane crashed during takeoff in the Misty Fjords National Monument.
Responders reached the crash site and recovered the bodies on Saturday afternoon.
Troopers have identified the two people killed as 23-year-old Anchorage resident Dakota Bauder and 27-year-old Hawaii resident McKenna Vierra.
There’s no word on whether crews will attempt to salvage the 72-year-old wooden vessel. State records show it has fished in Alaska since at least 1978.
Officials say the Kodiak-based helicopter crew was flying from Kotzebue to Nome when they saw an SOS sign on top of a shack near a remote mining camp.
A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued the three paddlers on Sunday along the Tsirku River, east of Klukwan.