By Chantal Da Silva - NBC News
The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the search for survivors following the sinking Sunday of a charter boat off the coast of Alaska, which left one dead and four missing.
The search began after the Juneau Sector Coast Guard received a call Sunday night from Kingfisher Charters alerting them that a 30-foot (nine-meter) charter boat with five people on board had not reached its destination, the Coast Guard said in a news release.
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The vessel had last been seen Sunday afternoon, according to the agency.
Search teams found one person dead Sunday night before locating the boat, which was partially submerged off Low Island, about 10 miles (16 kilometers) west of Sitka, according to the agency.
On Monday, they continued searching for the four people still missing, but suspended the operation at sunset, the Coast Guard said.
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The person found dead and the four missing have not yet been publicly identified.
Kingfisher Charters did not immediately respond to a request for comment from NBC News, sister network of Noticias Telemundo.
Air and naval rescue teams searched 825 square miles (2,136 square kilometers) over the course of more than 20 hours, according to the Coast Guard. Several ships of the Good Samaritan also assisted in the search.
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"Despite our efforts and those of several partner agencies, we have not been able to find the remaining four individuals," said Darwin Jensen, Captain of the Port of Southeast Alaska.
"Suspending a search is never an easy decision. We extend our deepest condolences to their loved ones at this difficult time," said Jensen.