One man dies in skiff capsize

Posted: Monday, August 04, 2003

JUNEAU (AP) One man died and two others were rescued after their skiff capsized on its way to a Kenai Peninsula village, the Coast Guard said Sunday.

The dead man is identified as Sperry Moonin, 56, of Nawalek. The two other men were not identified.

The three departed from Seldovia at about 7:35 p.m. on Saturday for an hour-long trip to Nanwalek and were reported overdue three hours later, the Coast Guard said.

A fishing boat from Point Graham found the overturned skiff early Sunday but found no sign of the missing men.

A Coast Guard helicopter from Kodiak found two men on shore near Point Pogibshi at about 8:10 a.m. Sunday, the Coast Guard said. The third man was found about an hour later.

The two survivors were airlifted to awaiting emergency medical crews in Homer, the Coast Guard said.

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