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Coast Guard rescues two men from pleasure cruiser in Prince William Sound

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The U.S Coast Guard rescued two men from a pleasure cruiser Saturday in Prince William Sound. The F/V Gaillea ran aground roughly six miles off Busby Island, roughly 20 miles Southwest of Valdez. 

A 75-year-old man fell overboard, according to a Coast Guard news release. The man swam ashore, and several other vessels responded to help. Members of the F/V Fierce Leader recovered a 69-year-old man who was still aboard the Gaillea and crewmembers from the F/V Mary J used a skiff to rescue the other man from shore.

A Valdez RB-M boat crew and a Jayhawk air crew from Kodiak arrived at the scene to assist. The men were transported to Valdez for further medical care. According to the news release, one man was in good condition while the other sustained injures. Their 21-foot boat was towed back to Valdez by another fishing vessel.

Renee joined KBBI in 2017 as a general assignment reporter and host. Her work has appeared on such shows as Weekend Edition Saturday, The World, Marketplace and Studio 360. Renee previously interned as a reporter for KPCC in Los Angeles and as a producer for Stateside at Michigan Radio. Her work has earned her numerous press club awards. She holds an M.S. in journalism from the University of Southern California and a B.A. in women's studies from the University of Michigan.
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