Man Saved From Sinking Alaska Fishing Vessel
The 74-year old captain has been rescued from his fishing vessel near Sitka, Alaska. The captain of the 44-foot trawler ZIMOVIA was rescued from the vessel as it was being knocked about on the rocks by the surf. The Coast Guard was aided in the rescue by the Sitka Mountain Rescue boat crew who launched a small boat from shore to aid in the rescue of the man moments before the vessel sank. The rescued crewman was taken to Sitka Hospital suffering from cold weather exposure. The cause of the accident is under investigation, and potential environmental damage is being assessed.