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Accident on fishing boat takes off most of young man’s right hand

A 23-year-old man lost most of his hand on a fishing vessel near Akutan Island on Monday night, the Coast Guard said.

Louis Acosta was on the 120-foot Trailblazer, homeported in Newport, Ore., when the incident occurred near the island, Lt. Mara Booth-Miller said. She said the Coast Guard was still investigating and it did not immediately know how the accident happened.

Booth-Miller said the boat was fishing for Alaska Seafood Producers.

Source: Anchorage Daily News, November 9, 2005

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