Coast Guuard Rescures Four Fisherman

UNEAU, Alaska- The Coast Guard rescued four fishermen two miles east of Cape Ignak at 3:50 pm yesterday.

The Coast Guard North Pacific Search and Rescue Coordination Center received an electronic distress beacon alert at 2:15 pm and diverted a Coast Guard C-130 aircraft to investigate while simultaneously launching a rescue helicopter from Air Station Kodiak.

Shortly after diverting, the C-130 located the remains of the fishing vessel (F/V) Hunter and a life raft with four crewmen near the location of the distress beacon.

Within an hour of launching, the crew of the F/V Hunter were hoisted to safety by Coast Guard rescue helicopter.

All four crew members were taken to Kodiak where they received medical attention.

The F/V Hunter is based out of Cordova.

Source: USCG D17 Public Affairs

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