ANCHORAGE -

A 21-year-old man who went missing when his skiff disappeared on the way to Hoonah was found safe on a nearby island.

Gus McConnell was on a 16-foot skiff following a larger boat through Surge Bay on Thursday.

He was last seen wearing just blue jeans, boots and an Oregon sweatshirt when the white and blue skiff he was operating was last seen by the operator of the larger vessel.

A search was conducted overnight and throughout the following day by the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Forestry Service and Alaska State Troopers.

McConnell was located at 7:32 p.m. with the skiff beached on Hogan Island approximately 8 miles south of Lisianski Inlet.

Members of the Forestry Service and Coast Guard conducted a ground search of the beach near the skiff, according to a troopers dispatch.

They found McConnell lying on the rocks and transported him by helicopter to Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau to assess his medical condition.

Channel 2's Chris Klint contributed to this story