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Six rescued. Vessel lost.

Six people were saved from a hard-aground pleasure craft near Cube Cove, approximately 65 miles northeast of Sitka, Alaska, Thursday afternoon. Seas were calm, wind light.

A Coast Guard Sitka helicopter crew medevaced one injured woman to medical attention in Juneau.

Five other mariners were picked up by good Samaritans, transferred to the Coast Guard Rescue Boat and transported to Juneau.

The request for help over VHF channel 16 reported the vessel as hard aground, taking on water and one passenger sustained a head injury.

The vessel was later overturned and set adrift by the tide. Sector Juneau watchstanders have issued a safety broadcast regarding the overturned vessel.

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