Christopher Kaningok, 10-02-08

Troopers halt search for missing Savoonga man

Anchorage Daily News, October 6th, 2008 09:31 PM

SAVOONGA -- The search for a man who disappeared after jumping into the ocean to swim after his drifting boat was called off Sunday, according to Alaska State Troopers.

Gambell resident Christopher Kaningok, 20, disappeared into the water about 25 miles south of Savoonga, said troopers, who got the call just after midnight on Friday.

Searchers from Gambell and Savoonga, along with troopers, spent the weekend searching for Kaningok without luck, troopers said.

After reviewing the area covered in the search, ocean currents and consulting with his family, the search was called off, troopers said.