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No injuries after fishing boat grounds near Hoonah

Posted: August 6, 2014 - 7:05am

HOONAH — A 43-foot fishing boat ran aground in southeast Alaska early Tuesday morning after it lost its GPS system.

Alaska State Troopers say the Stardust grounded on Sisters Island in Icy Straits, near Hoonah.

Wildlife troopers in Hoonah responded and stayed on-scene until the boat was refloated about 5 a.m. by the incoming tide. The U.S. Coast Guard escorted the Stardust to Juneau.

Troopers say the captain of the Stardust, 38-year-old Kristopher Foster of Sitka, wasn’t injured in the grounding.

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