Man lost after fishing boats collide off La Push

LA PUSH — The Coast Guard is searching for a crewman missing from a commercial fishing boat that sank Friday morning after colliding with another fishing boat 30 miles off La Push on the northern coast of Washington.

Petty Officer Nathan Bradshaw in Seattle said four men were aboard the 40-foot vessel that sank after the collision with a 90-foot vessel.

The Peninsula Daily News reported three men were taken aboard the 90-foot vessel and transferred to a Coast Guard cutter in stable condition.

The Coast Guard is searching for the missing man with a helicopter from Port Angeles, the cutter Alert from Astoria, Ore., and two other Coast Guard vessels.

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