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Sinking Boat Beaches on a Prince William Sound Island
The Coast Guard says a fishing boat taking on water ran aground in Prince William Sound to avoid sinking.
JUNEAU- The Coast Guard says a fishing boat taking on water ran aground in Prince William Sound to avoid sinking.
Three fishermen on board were rescued from the boat that hit the shore of Culross Island 18 miles southeast of Whittier.
Coast Guard spokesman Joshua Ryan says a fisherman aboard the Hana Cove on Thursday night called and said the boat had hit a rock and was taking on water.
A rescue helicopter launched from Cordova and a good Samaritan vessel, the Alaska Four Star, delivered pumps to the Hana Cove.
The additional pumps were not enough to stop the flooding.
The Alaska Four Star picked up the fishermen after the grounding and took them to Whittier.