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Three rescued two still missing

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.

A Coast Guard helicopter crew, a smallboat crew from the Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick and a Coast Guard Station Juneau smallboat crew are currently on scene searching for two men.

Water temperature is reported to be 44 degrees.

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