The Coast Guard says seas are calm and visibility is good Wednesday morning off the Washington coast for a crewman who fell overboard from a crab boat about eight miles west of the mouth of the Queets River.
Petty Officer Nathan Bradshaw says the 56-year-old man fell into the water about 1:30 a.m. while setting crab pots from the Westport-based vessel Senja.
He was not wearing a life jacket when he landed in the 48-degree water.
The Coast Guard is searching with a helicopter from Astoria and 47-foot boat from Westport.
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