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Coast Guard Rescues Two From Grounded Vessel In San Juan Islands

The Coast Guard has reported that on August 11, 2009 at approximately 11:00 p.m. the 87 foot Coast Guard Patrol Boat SEA LION was near Sucia Island State Park when it came across the 30 foot wooden recreational boat GYPSY grounded on some rocks. The Coast Guard station in Bellingham, WA dispatched a smaller cutter to rescue the owner and his passenger. No injuries have been reported.

According to the Coast Guard, the GYPSY was known to have 50 gallons of diesel fuel on board but no pollution has been identified.