Debris Found, Search Continues for Missing Ugashik Mariner

image30-05-2014 19.40.59The search for a Ugashik man who was last seen on Tuesday afternoon is continuing today and Dillingham-based Alaska State Troopers are seeking information from the public concerning his possible whereabouts.

55-year-old Roland Briggs, a life-long resident of the area, was declared overdue returning to Ugashik early on Thursday morning, he was expected back in that community on Wednesday.

Brigg had gone to Egegik on a fuel run with his 43-foot landing craft, the Kitavik, described as having “a green hull, white cabin, and gray deck,” according to troopers. He was last seen on Tuesday leaving Egegik, and was to make a stop at Pilot Point, then continue on back to Ugashik.

The Coast Guard has had multiple assets in the area searching for the missing mariner, including a C-130, two helicopters and the Cutter Monroe. An Alaska Wildlife aircraft and a private aircraft have also taken up the search. The search continues today in the area of Ugashik and off-shore with approximately a dozen boats and planes taking part. Debris was spotted on Thursday night that fits the description of gear from the missing vessel, the Coast Guard revealed Friday morning.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Dillingham-based troopers at 97-246-3464.