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ALASKA FISHERMEN RESCUED FROM SINKING VESSEL

Three fishermen have been rescued from a sinking fishing vessel near Kodiak Island. The crewmen aboard the fishing vessel, Butterfly, reported their vessel was taking on water and their pumps were unable to keep up with the flooding. A nearby fishing vessel, the Tempest, came to the rescue of the sinking vessel’s crew. The Coast Guard lowered additional pumps to the Butterfly, and the Tempest was able to tow the vessel to Old Harbor on Kodiak Island. The cause of the flooding is still under investigation.