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By Dan Rudy 

Search ends for missing mariner


A four-day search for missing fisherman Kenneth Trammel ended Nov. 18, after his body was recovered offshore near Earl West Cove.

Trammel, 53, had left Wrangell on Nov. 5 in his white 38-foot Bayliner, “Thalasa,” with hand trolling gear, and was scheduled to return five days later. He was reported missing to Alaska State Troopers on Nov. 15. Relatives were unsure where he had intended to go, and Trammel had not been seen or heard from after departing.

Shortly after he was reported missing, Wrangell’s Alaska Wildlife Trooper Fred Burke started searching in a small craft to the west an...

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