Crew member missing on cruise

    Sitka, Alaska (KINY) The US Coast Guard Air Station Sitka and other agencies are looking for a missing crew member on board the cruise ship the Amsterdam.

    The 35 year old man was reported overboard and was last seen on Thursday at 6 pm.  When he didn't show up for his work shift, the vessel's captain was alerted and the search began.

    The cruise ship turned around to look but has since given up the search and headed toward Victoria, British Columbia.  The search was concentrated in the area of Biorka Island since this morning.

    The Coast Guard reported high winds at 43 miles per hour, heavy fog, and saves of up to eight feet in that area.

    update***The Coast Guard announced they had suspended the search for the missing man this afternoon.

     

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