Coast Guard Auxiliary Rescues 13 Near Homer Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard Auxiliary rescued 13 people from a life raft after the charter vessel Halibut Endeavor capsized near Homer today.

A passenger onboard the Halibut Endeavor called the Homer Police Department who then contacted the Coast Guard Rescue Coordination Center in Juneau at 4:00 p.m. stating that the 38-foot vessel was taking on water.

The Coast Guard Cutter Roanoke Island and the Coast Guard Auxiliary were deployed to the scene.

The vessel capsized at 4:41 p.m. after all 13 passengers were reportedly transferred to a life raft.

The Auxiliary arrived on scene at 4:44 p.m. and loaded the crew and passengers, who were then transferred to the Roanoke Island and returned to Homer.

The cause of the vessel taking on water is unknown at this time.

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