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Stranded boater rescued

A stranded boater was rescued from Betton Island near Ketchikan, Alaska, Monday.

An Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew located the boater who was then transported by a Station Ketchikan 25-foot Response Boat-Small to awaiting emergency medical services personnel in Ketchikan.

Coast Guard Sector Juneau watchstanders received a call from an employee of Knudson Cove Marina stating that a man had rented a 14-foot skiff Sunday morning and had not returned in the evening.  

Sector Juneau launched a Station Ketchikan 45-foot Response Boat-Medium and an Air Station Sitka MH-60 helicopter to conduct a search in the area the boater had planned to fish.

Monday morning Sector Juneau watchstanders received a 911 call from the boater stating his general area and indicated that he was suffering from symptoms of hypothermia.

Weather on scene was reported as 12 mph winds and 2-foot seas.

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