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FOUR ALASKA CRAB FISHERMEN SAVED FROM SINKING VESSEL

Four crewmen from the ICY MIST have been rescued from their sinking vessel by the United States Coast Guard. The ICY MIST reportedly began taking on water early Wednesday morning, and issued a Mayday call that was relayed to the Coast Guard by other nearby fishing vessels. The ICY MIST went aground on the western shore of Akutan Island. Weather conditions were severe with winds reaching up to 120 mph. A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk rescued the crewmen, who were able to make it ashore and climb shore-side cliffs so the Coast Guard helicopter could safely hoist them up. Reported rescued from the vessel are: Dan Oliver; Clint Packer; Kevin Fisner; and Terry Meyer. There was no reported known cause of the vessel distress, and the Coast Guard will be investigating the cause of the accident.