Petty Officer David Mosley says a Coast Guard rescue crew was
responding to a report Tuesday of five missing clam diggers
southwest of Kalgin Island in Cook Inlet. The crew quickly
discovered two men dead about 1,700 yards from the shore. Workers
from Pacific Alaska Shellfish, where the clam diggers worked, found
a third man dead.
It's not clear what took down the men's 20-foot aluminum skiff.
The company says the men were in transit after a day digging for
clams. The Coast Guard received a distress signal around 4 p.m.
The Coast Guard is still looking for the other two missing men.