Coast Guard searching for fisherman off Washington coast

Coast Guard crews are searching for a missing 56-year-old fisherman who went overboard early today in the Pacific Ocean off the Olympic Peninsula, eight miles west of the Queets River.

The man, reportedly not wearing a lifejacket, fell overboard from the fishing boat Senja about 1:30 a.m. today eight miles northwest of Cape Elizabeth, which is north of Ocean Shores.

A Coast Guard helicopter from Astoria, Ore., and a 47-foot motor lifeboat from Westport were searching for the missing man in 48-degree water, with six-foot waves and five-knot winds.

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