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13 Rescued from Life Raft after Vessel Capsizes

April 25, 2007: JUNEAU, Alaska
The Coast Guard Auxiliary rescued 13 people from a life raft after the 38-foot charter vessel Halibut Endeavor capsized near Homer. The Homer Police Department received a call from one of the passengers, stating that the vessel was taking on water. The Coast Guard was then contacted, and they arrived at the scene to find all 13 passengers in a life raft. All passengers made it to the life raft before the vessel capsized. The Auxiliary transferred the crew and passengers to Roanoke Island.

The cause of the vessel taking on water is unknown at this time.

Source: U.S. Coast Guard Press Release