Two men were rescued from a skiff near Nome, Alaska, after their dredge sank Wednesday.
An Alex Haley small-boat crew rescued the men from a skiff after being signaled by the light of a personal locator beacon. The small-boat crew transferred the men to Nome.
The men reported that the dredge sank quickly in 25 mph winds and 6ft seas and they both were in the water. They were both wearing life jackets and were able to cut the line holding the skiff to the dredge as it sank. The Coast Guard Alex Haley crew reported the men were cold and wet and given minor first aid treatment but suffered no injuries.