Unknown 09-21-04


Search is off for 24-year-old man who was swept overboard Tuesday

Rescue crews have halted the search for a crewman dragged from a fishing boat when his rain gear became tangled in a line, according to the Coast Guard.

The 24-year-old man has not been identified.

He was swept overboard 70 miles south of Kodiak on Tuesday morning. Another crewmember in rescue survival gear jumped into the water but was unable to free him, according to Coast Guard officials.

The Coast Guard sent a helicopter to assist in the search on Tuesday but found no sign of the man. The search was called off late that afternoon.

-- The Associated Press