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A shipwreck survivor holds on to the Alaska Rock for 24 hours

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A man disappeared while trying to swim to a nearby island, leaving a woman and dog clinging to a rock for 24 hours after their boat sank in Alaska.

A man disappeared while trying to swim to a nearby island, leaving a woman and dog clinging to a rock for 24 hours after their boat sank in Alaska.

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A woman and her dog spent 24 hours clinging to a rock in the Pacific Ocean off Alaska after their boat sank, police said.

But the man is with them not found after he disappeared while trying to swim to a nearby island, Alaska State Police said in a news release. He is now presumed dead.

A boat with two people and a dog on board ran aground near Point Baker on Prince of Wales Island at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, the military said.

They climbed into a boat and made it to a rock before the boat and boat were lost, the release said.

The man, 27-year-old Point Baker resident Arne Dahl, tried to swim to another island but disappeared, police said.

A passing boat found the woman and dog clinging to a rock at around 2.15pm on Monday 28 November and rescued them. The woman refused medical help.

Marines and the U.S. Coast Guard searched the area for hours without success for Dahl, the release said.

Don Sweeney was a newspaper reporter and editor in California for over 25 years. He has been a real-time reporter for The Sacramento Bee since 2016.

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