Survivors rescued after boat disappears off Alaska

Other News Materials 23 October 2008 12:38 (UTC +04:00)

The Coast Guard has rescued four fishermen after their boat went missing in Alaskan waters Wednesday, a spokesman said. Four others are still missing, reported CNN.

According to The Associated Press, the fishermen were discovered in the raft near the Amchitka Pass, which links the Bering Sea to the Pacific Ocean about 1,400 miles southwest of Anchorage.

Rescuers also located three bodies, said U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Levi Read.

Officials said the Katmai, a 93-foot fish processing boat, has not been found.

Authorities received a emergency call from the boat at about 1 a.m. Wednesday (8 p.m. ET Tuesday), Read said.

Earlier, rescuers found a survival suit registered to the missing men's vessel.