Ferry capsizes skiff in Wrangell Narrows


August 15, 2019

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A video posted to YouTube shows the Columbia dispatching a lifeboat.

MV Columbia was traveling through the Wrangell Narrows Sunday when its wake caused a nearby skiff to capsize.

"All indications support that this was a random freak thing," said United States Coast Guard Public Affairs Specialist Melissa McKenzie. "There was no specific cause for it."

There were three people onboard the 16-foot skiff when it capsized near Blind Point. All three of the passengers went into the water, but were rescued by good Samaritans, said McKenzie. No injuries were reported.

The skiff, which is operated out of Rocky Point Resort, was dewatered and towed to shore, said McK...

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