5 crew members feared dead after Alaska fishing boat sinks
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Coast Guard has called off a search for five crew members whose crab fishing vessel sank in the frigid waters off Alaska. The agency said they aren’t likely to be alive after Tuesday’s disaster. Two other crew members were rescued after making it into a life raft and told authorities that no one else did. They were hypothermic but expected to recover. Crabbing boats endure perilous conditions in Alaska waters like huge waves and freezing conditions. The Coast Guard said Thursday that searchers battled strong winds, high seas and an air temperature far below freezing.