West End: Coast Guard calls off search for missing boater

The U.S. Coast Guard called off the search for 62-year-old Harry Southwick, of Sekiu, at 8:45 p.m. Monday

The search for Southwick, around the waters northeast of Clallam Bay, began Sunday at 4:20 p.m., after Coast Group Port Angeles received a cell phone call from the owner of the Van Riper Resort in Sekiu reporting he located his friend’s boat, a 23-foot Bayliner, 2½ nautical-miles northeast of Clallam Bay with the small outboard motor running and no one aboard.

Initially, the Coast Guard launched an HH-65 helicopter, a 47-foot boat from Neah Bay; and the Astoria, Ore.-based cutter Alert. The search continued Monday morning, with an HH-65A helicopter and a 23-foot patrol boat from USCG Air Station Port Angeles and a 41-foot utility boat from Neah Bay.

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