KODIAK -- The Kodiak harbor master's office came to the rescue of people in trouble with skiffs Monday.
The Kodiak Daily Mirror reports the office took a call at 3:30 p.m. Monday from a fisherman who swamped in 6-foot waves near Gibson Cove.
Harbor master Marty Owen says the fisherman beached the boat but remained exposed to crashing waves on a pocket beach.
The harbor department's skiff towed the beached boat to the other side of Gibson Cove and police, firefighters and volunteers pulled it ashore.
The harbor office also towed a second skiff adrift after its engine failed.