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...



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