Search continues for crabber off Whidbey Island

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COUPEVILLE, Wash. (AP) -- The search continues Monday for a crab fisherman missing from a 32-foot boat that was found empty with its motor running off Penn Cove on Whidbey Island.

Coast Guard Petty Officer Shawn Eggert says a helicopter from Port Angeles and the cutter Osprey from Port Townsend are searching. If no one is found, he says officials will decide Monday afternoon whether to suspend the search.

The boat was found Sunday afternoon by Swinomish Tribal Fisheries Patrol.

Eggert says a man had been seen on board earlier.