Coast Guard rescues 4 after fishing boat sinks south of Sitka
November 18, 2021
A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka helicopter crew rescued four fishermen from a life raft after their 53-foot boat sank late evening Nov. 10 about 55 miles south of Sitka, 90 miles west of Wrangell.
The four were in stable condition after arriving in Sitka less than three hours after the sinking, the Coast Guard said.
Coast Guard watchstanders in Juneau said the crew of the longliner Julia Breeze radioed for help at 10:40 p.m. Nov. 10, reporting the boat was taking on water and they were abandoning ship near Cape Ommaney. The Coast Guard received an emergency locator signal soon afterward, gi...