Monday, June 29, 2009

Bristol Bay boat sinks, five crewmen saved

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Pilot Point
Type: Watercraft accident
On 6-27-09 at 1753 hours, the village public safety officer in Pilot Point reported that the F/V Patricia Ann had sunk while fishing off the beach near Pilot Point in Ugashik Bay. The boat's owner, Al Evanoff, age 53, of Pilot Point, and the four other crew members on board were rescued by another fishing boat that came to their aid. The F/V Patricia Ann quickly submerged and then tipped over on its side. The U.S. Coast Guard was notified of the accident. There were no reported injuries and the boat is a total loss.

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