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AK - Search suspended for 2 remaining fishing boat crew

By MARY PEMBERTON Associated Press Writer
Article Launched: 10/26/2008 05:22:18 PM MDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska-The Coast Guard has stopped searching for two remaining crew members missing after the sinking of a fishing boat off Alaska.

The Coast Guard said Sunday it was suspending the search after combing nearly 5,000 square miles of ocean around the Aleutian Islands.

Thirty-year-old Carlos Zabala and 49-year-old Robert Davis were among 11 crew members aboard the fishing boat as it sank early Tuesday.

Four survivors were rescued from a life raft. Five were found dead in the water.

Coast Guard Petty Officer Richard Brahm says the search can be reopened if needed. Fishing vessels in the area are expected to keep a lookout.

Testimony by surviving crew members is to begin Monday at an investigative hearing in Anchorage.

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