The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan assisted a man aboard a recreational vessel that was hard aground and was taking on water on Saturday in Hood Bay, Alaska. The man reported that he could make his way to shore but there was an aggressive bear on shore preventing him from disembarking safely.
A Coast Guard helicopter crew arrived on scene and landed nearby the beached vessel, transferred a pump to keep up with the flooding, and assisted the owner secure the boat to shore.
The Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick and a Jayhawk helicopter launched to assist a good Samaritan vessel from Angoon which returned the man to Angoon, Alaska.
Sector Juneau received the initial distress call from the man aboard the recreational vessel stating he was hard aground and was taking on water in Hood Bay.
by Tom Evans, Injury at Sea.
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