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Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Anchorage Daily News: AP reports Boat sinks north of Kodiak
Anchorage Daily News: Associated Press reports Boat sinks north of Kodiak
Boat sinks north of Kodiak; Coast Guard rescues five
MAYDAY: Boat crew calls for help, bobbing in raft 85 miles north of Kodiak.
A Coast Guard rescue swimmer and helicopter plucked four men and a teenage boy from a life raft Sunday as their pleasure boat sank about 85 miles north of Kodiak Island.
Names of the people on board the 60-foot Nordic Mistress were not immediately available, said Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lally, but all were from Anchorage.
The agency took a mayday call by VHF radio late Sunday morning from the vessel. A man is heard excitedly describing the boat as a 60-footer with a white hull in need of immediate assistance.
Bartel called it a near-perfect rescue.
"You couldn't ask for better survivors, to be honest," he said. They were prepared to make a mayday call by VHF radio, they gave an exact location, they donned immersion suits and they signaled their final location with a flare gun, he said.