Three Overdue in Whittier

Juneau, AK (KINY) The Coast Guard is looking for three people that were overdue Saturday in the vicinity of Whittier.

Coast Guard Sector Anchorage watchstanders were told on Friday evening from a relative that three men were overdue from a trip from Montague Island to Whittier aboard their 20-foot Duckworth Jet Boat. Those men called that relative and said they were having engine troubles and intended to continue with their kicker engine.

“We continue to search for the missing and ask anyone in the area to keep a vigilant eye and render assistance if able,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Lindsey Helmbrecht, Coast Guard Sector Anchorage watchstander. “We have Coast Guard assets searching diligently in hopes to get these men back home to their families.”

Weather on the scene consists of two-mph winds and two-foot seas with a water temperature of 44 degrees.

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