Coast Guard suspends search for missing hunter

JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a 24-year-old hunter missing in Behm Canal east of Ketchikan.

Garrett Hagan of Craig last week was hunting with a 51-year-old Adrian Knopps of Grand Ledge, Mich.

Hagan was last seen by Knopps taking off in a 7-foot skiff loaded with fresh game for the 44-foot pleasure boat Abundance.

Crew from the cruise vessel Wilderness Adventure at 3:30 a.m. Sunday spotted the Abundance adrift.

Coast Guard searchers found Knopps in a cabin. He had been alone for seven days and was suffering from severe hypothermia.

The Coast Guard says the agency and others spent 73 hours through Tuesday looking for Hagan.

Ketchikan is on Revillagigedo Island. Behm Canal separates the island from the mainland.

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