2 rescued after grounded boat begins to sink near Hoonah

Anchorage Daily News/ adn.comJuly 30, 2013 

Two people were rescued early Tuesday morning after a boat started to sink after grounding near Hoonah, Alaska State Troopers say.

At 2:20 a.m., Hoonah troopers and Hoonah Public Safety were notified that a 22-foot cabin cruiser had run aground near Point Sophia north of Hoonah, according to an online dispatch.

Two people were on the boat when it started to sink. The harbor master and troopers arrived to help, along with two good Samaritan boats. Troopers were able to rescue those on board and then pull the cruiser off the rocks and into the harbor for damage assessment.

Officials do not believe alcohol was a factor in the grounding.

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