A rescue helicopter today safely hoisted four people off a fishing vessel that ran aground in Chiniak Bay near Kodiak, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
The Coast Guard said it received an EPIRB alert early this morning from the F/V Savannah Ray.
Coast Guard watchstanders began calling for the vessel and received a broken mayday from crewmen saying they'd run aground and were donning survival suits and had deployed a life raft.
See a video of the rescue operation here.
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