4 rescued after fishing boat sinks in Southeast

Associated PressJuly 27, 2012 

JUNEAU -- The Coast Guard says an 84-foot fishing vessel sank near South Prince of Wales Island. All four crew members were rescued and reported no medical issues.

The Coast Guard in a release says the Mary Kay began taking on water late Thursday night. It then sank in about 600 feet of water near Dixon Entrance, about 275 miles south of Juneau.

The Coast Guard will monitor for any pollution from the estimated 2,500 gallons of fuel on board. The vessel likely won't be recovered because of the depth of the water.

Several good Samaritan vessels and an Alaska Wildlife Troopers skiff responded. The troopers were able to take the four crew members, who were wearing immersion suits, aboard from a life raft.

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