By Stefanie Dazio and Becky Bohrer
Associated Press 

Holiday weekend charter boat accident near Sitka takes 5 lives


A fishing adventure turned tragic for a family when disaster struck one of the two Sitka boats they chartered over the Memorial Day weekend, leaving three people dead and two missing despite a search over hundreds of square miles of ocean.

The tragedy tore the Tyau family apart: Two sisters and one of their husbands are dead, while the other’s partner and the boat captain remain missing a week after the 30-foot aluminum boat was found partially submerged off an island near Sitka.

Authorities on May 29 suspended their search after more than 20 hours, covering 825 square miles.

The sisters’ pare...

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