Fishing Vessel Sinks in Sitka Sound

The 74-year-old master of a sinking fishing vessel was rescued in Sitka Sound last week by Sitka Mountain Rescue with the assistance of the Coast Guard.

The boat was taking on lots of water just off Kulichkof Rock. Sitka Mountain Rescue personnel arrived at the scene and managed to recover the man moments before his 44-foot Wrangell-based trawler sank.

The master was treated for cold weather exposure and taken to the Sitka Community Hospital; he fortunately appears to be in good health.

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