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Two pulled from Sumner Strait after boat capsizes


Two men were rescued south of Petersburg in Sumner Strait last week after the boat they were in capsized.

Alaska Wildlife Troopers spokesperson Megan Peters said police received the call at 3:29 p.m. on Thursday, June 4.

Joseph Hedlund, 57, of Petersburg, and Richard Shepson, 61, of Tacoma, Wash., were pulled from the water by troopers in the patrol vessel Moen, U.S. Forest Service and National Marine Fisheries Service personnel.

Peters said the men were fishing when their boat capsized and they signaled for help.

Neither were wearing their lifejackets at the time of the incident, accordin...

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