Authorities identify 4 missing, 1 dead after Alaska charter boat found partially submerged
Maury Agcaoili, 57, of Waipahu, Hawaii, was found unresponsive in the water by the US Coast Guard on Sunday and pronounced dead at a hospital in Sitka, according to the troopers.The charter included two couples the Agcaoilis and Solis and Tyau, said Tim DeSpain, a troopers spokesperson.
Authorities on Wednesday released the names of four people who remain missing after the charter fishing boat they were on was found partially submerged in southeast Alaska. The recovered body of a fifth person has also been identified.
Alaska State Troopers identified those missing as Danielle Agcaoili, 53, of Waipahu, Hawaii; Robert Solis, 61, and Brandi Tyau, 56, of Canoga Park, California; and Morgan Robidou, 32, of Sitka, Alaska, the boat captain. Maury Agcaoili, 57, of Waipahu, Hawaii, was found unresponsive in the water by the US Coast Guard on Sunday and pronounced dead at a hospital in Sitka, according to the troopers.
The charter included two couples: the Agcaoilis and Solis and Tyau, said Tim DeSpain, a troopers spokesperson. It was unclear what happened.
According to the Coast Guard, Kingfisher Charters on Sunday evening reported that a 9-metre aluminum charter vessel with five people aboard was overdue. The boat was last seen earlier that day near Sitka, a community about 145 kilometers southwest of Juneau.
The Coast Guard found the boat partially submerged off an island about 10 miles (16 kilometers) west of Sitka on Sunday evening.
The search for the four missing people was suspended by the Coast Guard late Monday.
Petty Officer Ian Gray has said the region was experiencing 6- to 11-foot seas on Sunday.
The charter company has not responded to a message seeking comment from The Associated Press.
Austin McDaniel, a spokesperson for the state troopers, said Wednesday that the three passengers and captain are still considered missing persons. He said authorities hope to learn more once the boat is recovered.
The troopers said efforts to recover the vessel have been ongoing, with rough seas and strong winds at the site.
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