One rescued, one missing after vessel sinks off Neah Bay

Coast Guard suspends search Friday

NEAH BAY — One person was rescued and one is missing after a 32-foot fishing boat went down off the coast of Neah Bay, the acting chief of the Makah Tribal Police said.

The U.S. Coast Guard was called out about 3 a.m. Friday to a report of a 32-foot fishing boat taking on water, Robin Butterfield said.

One person was rescued. A second unidentified person remains missing after a search that involved both boats and aircraft, Butterfield said.

Search and rescue personnel searched the beaches south of the area to try to locate the second person, he said.

The search was suspended at sunrise Friday, Butterfield said.

Attempts to reach U.S. Coast Guard public affairs in both Seattle and Astoria, Ore., were unsuccessful Saturday afternoon.

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