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Multiple agencies are searching for a missing male, Sean Paffenbarger, in response to an emergency distress signal activated from an inReach device approximately 30 miles north of Sitka in Peril Strait, Sunday afternoon.

A Coast Guard helicopter crew, a Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Sitka boatcrew, and an Alaska State Troopers are searching the shoreline along Peril Strait. The Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick is also en route to begin searching. An emergency distress signal had been activated by a vessel in transit from Sitka to Saook Point.

After spotting a grounded 18-foot vessel located on Pogibshi Point matching the description of the vessel in distress, the helicopter crew deployed a rescue swimmer onto the beach while continuing aerial search patterns.

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Coast Guard air and boat crews rescued one woman and recovered one man after their 15-foot paddleboat was beset by weather near Three Tree Point in Burien, Wash.

An helicopter crew from Port Angeles and a Seattle 45-foot Response Boat responded to the incident and transferred both mariners to local Emergency Medical Service personnel.

Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound watchstanders received initial notification from King County Dispatch at 2:53 a.m., reporting two individuals aboard a paddleboat potentially beset by weather. Sector personnel established communication with the mariners via cell phone and reported hearing a loud scream before losing connection.

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The Coast Guard is searching for two men, 50-year-old James Cole and 48-year-old Sheridan “Scott” Stringer, after their 10-foot skiff capsized in Gastineau Channel near Juneau, Tuesday.

The Juneau Police Department received a call at 9pm Tuesday from a man near Aurora Harbor, Juneau, reporting that he heard people screaming for help.

A station Juneau smallboat crew rescued one person found on the hull of the capsized skiff Tuesday at 9:40 p.m. Juneau Police Department personnel reported to the Coast Guard that two other people safely swam ashore. The three survivors reported that two men were still missing.

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Two people were saved and a sinking averted 15 miles north of the Grays Harbor entrance, in Washington, Saturday morning.

Boat crews aboard a 47-foot Motor Life Boat and a 29-foot Response Boat passed the boaters a dewatering pump that was able to keep up with the flooding as they escorted the vessel to shore. Conditions were mild, 2 to 4-foot seas and winds were 5 to 10 mph from the northwest.

The operator of a 22-foot pleasure craft reporting their boat taking on water. The Station Grays Harbor boat crews arrived on scene first and two crewmembers boarded the vessel taking on water, passed over a radio and a P-6 dewatering pump.

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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.

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Coast Guard crews rescued a 67-year-old mariner after his yacht collided with an unknown object and sank 9 miles off Leadbetter Point State Park, Washington, Friday.

The mariner reported his vessel, the 45-foot pleasure yacht Sea Crest, had struck an unknown object and was taking on water. He reported that during the collision he hit his head and may have lost consciousness, but was not sure for how long. Water was coming into the deck scuppers.

As the sole person aboard, the mariner abandoned ship into his 17-foot yacht tender with a life jacket, survival suit and flares. Shortly after he called for help on channel 16, he reportedly lost sight of the lights of the Sea Crest and heard sounds that indicated the vessel might have sunk.

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Two mariners were successfully rescued from a vessel taking on water 30 miles west of Grays Harbor, Washington, Wednesday afternoon. They were transported by a Coast Guard aircrew to Air Station Astoria around 5:40 p.m.

The request for assistance came in at 2:10 p.m. from the owner of the vessel Le Enterprise, an 87-foot yacht, reportedly taking on water.
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A Coast Guard crew rescued two people and four dogs on a 26 ft pleasure vessel taking on water 1.5 miles east of Point No Point in Puget Sound, about 9:30 pm Tuesday night.

The Coast Guard RBM arrived on scene about 9:20 pm. In calm conditions. A Coast Guard Crewman plugged a hole in the stern of the vessel and used a dewatering pump to remove 2ft of water to stabilize the situation before the rescue crew towed the boat, people and pets to Edmonds Marina.

The crew of the Victoria Clipper, a catamaran-style passenger vessel was in the area and stood by with the pleasure craft in case of a abandon ship situation.

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The Coast Guard suspended the search for two missing boaters near Wales, Tuesday morning.

Multiple aircrews from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak, crews from the village volunteer search and rescue group and the crew of the Sikuliaq, a good Samaritan research vessel, searched more than 32 hours along the shoreline and near Wales for the missing 23 and 14-year-old males. Weather on scene was 33 degrees and 2-4-foot seas with 25-mph winds, light rain, mist and fog

Watchstanders at the 17th Coast Guard District command center received a request for assistance from the village of Wales reporting the subjects were underway with no life jackets or survival equipment and were heard yelling for help at approximately 2:30 a.m. Watchstanders issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast and requested the launch of the aircrews.

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Coast Guard personnel rescued two men from a 40-foot sailing vessel before it took on water and then sank off the Oregon coast near Tillamook Head, Thursday.

A 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew, from Coast Guard Station Tillamook Bay in Garibaldi, transferred both mariners, one who reportedly was suffering from hypothermia, an injured shoulder and possibly broken ribs, to emergency medical personnel waiting at the station.

The crew of the sailing vessel El Corazon reported a loss of propulsion about 15 miles off Cannon Beach and were making their way on one engine to Coos Bay. The captain was reportedly extremely tired and sea sick and the first mate did not feel experienced enough to operate the vessel.