by The Associated Press
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The Coast Guard says four Fairbanks men were rescued from Hinchinbrook Island after their boat took on water.
Petty Officer Charly Hengen says a Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued Kary, Tony and Kody Fuller and Justin Bezona from a beach in Deer Cove Monday night. The men were taken safely and unhurt to Valdez about 50 miles to the north.
Hengen says the men were in the 25-foot boat when a wave splashed over the stern, swamping the vessel. Water got into the fuel tank, disabling the boat.