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    News Flash:

    "Two men from Sterling were rescued after their skiff lost power in rough waters in Cook Inlet.

    The Peninsula Clarion says the men were stranded in a 26-foot skiff for almost three hours on Tuesday afternoon.

    Alaska State Troopers say Charles Smith and Kenneth Maal eventually were airlifted out of the skiff, which was approximately 200 yards from shore near Milepost 8 of Kalifornsky Beach Road. An Alaska Air National Guard helicopter located the boat, which had been tied off to a fishing buoy.

    The two men were pulled up at about 5:45 p.m. and were taken to Central Peninsula Hospital.

    Trooper spokeswoman Megan Peters said the skiff had begun taking on water. Seas were choppy at the time with swells estimated at between 5 and 10 feet."

    I hope they are able to salvage the skiff.
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    You're right they were lucky! I wonder what possessed them to go out there in the 1st place?





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    Quote Originally Posted by fullbush View Post
    You're right they were lucky! I wonder what possessed them to go out there in the 1st place?
    I thought the same thing. We are closing in on December and marine forecasts are fickle at best. The article mentioned they were tied off to a buoy only a couple hundred yards from shore (I think). Mooring buoy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by spoiled one View Post
    I thought the same thing. We are closing in on December and marine forecasts are fickle at best. The article mentioned they were tied off to a buoy only a couple hundred yards from shore (I think). Mooring buoy?
    set net buoy, not quite sure what there were up to though
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    Quote Originally Posted by hoose35 View Post
    set net buoy, not quite sure what there were up to though
    Gotcha. I learned many, many years ago that the months with "Rs" are meant for chasing bunnies. It sure would be nice to know what they were up to.
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    I know one of the guys son, they commercial fish right there in that area, the only thing I can think of is they still had some gear out there to put away, but.................maybe wait for a better day.
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    Glad they were recovered safely at least.
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