Juneau, Alaska (KINY) – The Coast Guard suspended the search for the missing helicopter pilot near Kodiak, Alaska, Wednesday.
Coast Guard boat and aircrews dedicated over 13 hours of search time and covered approximately 888 square nautical miles.
Still missing is Andy Teuber from Anchorage, who was reportedly flying a black and white Robinson R66 helicopter.
Teuber's helicopter is overdue approximately 66 nautical miles northeast of the island, its last known location.
“The debris that was initially located yesterday evening was consistent with debris that would have been found on the overdue helicopter,” said Cmdr. Matthew Hobbie, search and rescue mission coordinator, Coast Guard Sector Anchorage.
“After an extensive search with our available assets resulting in inconclusive findings, it’s with a heavy heart that we have to suspend this search pending any new information. I offer my deepest condolences to those affected by this incident.”