Coast Guard Suspends Search For Missing Police Officer

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) – The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a Tulalip Tribal Police Department officer who was reported missing and presumed dead after the boat he was in capsized when a large rogue wave walloped the vessel on Tuesday night.

Officer Charlie Cortez disappeared after he and Officer Shawn Edge, the boat captain, were thrown overboard shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday.

In a news release Wednesday, authorities said Edge was rescued and taken to a hospital in Everett.

Crews spent 22 hours combing the waters looking for Cortez, but came up empty.


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