Coast Guard rescues five fishermen

Posted: Monday, April 20, 2009

JUNEAU - The Coast Guard rescued five fishermen after their boat sank near Ketchikan.

Coast Guard officials said crew from the 58-foot Seafarer called for help early Thursday morning, saying they were taking on water about 35 miles northeast of Ketchikan.

The five-member crew abandoned ship in an 18-foot skiff.

The Coast Guard said all five were rescued, and one was taken to a hospital because of a back injury. Officials said the Seafarer is from Klawock.



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