SITKA, Alaska (AP) – Alaska State Troopers have released the name of a man missing north of Sitka.
Emergency responders and volunteer groups searched Monday for 45-year-old Sean Poffenbarger of Sitka in Peril Strait north of Baranof Island.
Poffenbarger had been in a boat with 49-year-old Sean Elliot, whose body was found on a beach in Goose Cove west of Peril Strait.
Their boat was found overturned in the water.
Alaska State Troopers just before 8:30 a.m. Sunday received notification that an emergency signal had been activated in Peril Strait.
Troopers notified the Coast Guard, which responded with Sitka municipal and volunteer search groups.
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