LAPUSH — Three fishermen were rescued and one remained missing Sunday afternoon after a Neah Bay-registered commercial fishing vessel overturned before dawn in the ocean 14 miles off LaPush.
Coast Guard boat and air crews continued searching Sunday evening for the unidentified master of the 52-foot commercial fishing boat Sea Beast, which capsized after 3 a.m. Sunday, said Petty Officer Jonathan Klingenberg, spokesman for the Coast Guard in Seattle.
Klingenberg said the master, if wearing a survival suit, has a "window of survivability" until about 10 p.m. Sunday, prompting rescuers to continue the search past dusk.
The Sea Beast reportedly took on water and issued a mayday call, Klingenberg said.
The crew abandoned the boat and were later rescued, but the skipper apparently remained aboard when it capsized.
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