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Gerry Cobban Knagin

Coast Guard crews are searching for five people in the water after their boat sank near Sutwik Island, off the Alaska Peninsula.

The F/V Scandies Rose — a 130-foot crab fishing vessel homeported in Dutch Harbor — sank around 10 p.m. Tuesday with seven crew members aboard.

Two survivors were rescued, and five crew members are still missing, according U.S. Coast Guard District 17 spokeswoman Melissa McKenzie. The two survivors were taken to the hospital in Kodiak where they are in stable condition.

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Updated at 11/5/18 at 7:15 p.m.

A body recovered Monday has been tentatively identified as that of Willy Robinson, an Unalaska resident who went missing in early October while fishing in Captains Bay.

Acting Police Chief Jennifer Shockley said a boater found the deceased man's body in the waters near the old herring saltery at the base of Haystack Hill.  

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Unalaskans are still looking for Willy Robinson, an island resident who went missing last week while fishing in Captains Bay.

While police called off their two-day search last Thursday and described the likelihood of finding Robinson alive as "very, very slim," his family and friends are hoping to recover his body.

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Police say the disappearance of Unalaska resident Willy Robinson likely stemmed from an incident in the waters of Captains Bay.

The exact circumstances are a "mystery," according to Acting Director Jennifer Shockley of the Department of Public Safety.

But investigators who searched the island where Robinson was fishing this weekend found no signs of foul play or an emergency on land.

United States Coast Guard

The U.S. Coast Guard has called off the search for a man reported missing in Captains Bay, but his family wants help from volunteers to continue the search.

Willy Robinson was reported missing Tuesday.

A Coast Guard MH-65 Helicopter crew conducted five separate searches for Robinson and numerous good samaritan vessels and Unalaska Department of Public Safety personnel searched 17 miles of Captains Bay.

The Coast Guard reports weather on-scene was southeast winds at 24 mph, with choppy seas at a temperature of about 50 degrees.

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