One rescued, one deceased after Narrows boat collision

After a six hour search, divers recovered the body of a woman who perished due to a boat collision between a 20-foot Hewescraft skiff and a 58-foot commercial fishing vessel in the Wrangell Narrows near the mouth of Blind Slough on Wednesday morning.

A second individual, thrown from the skiff into the water, was rescued by a good samaritan on-scene, according to a USCG press release.

"We offer our sincerest condolences to those affected by this terrible tragedy," said Coast Guard Lt. Katy Coppola, search and rescue mission coordinator at Sector Southeast Alaska, in their press release. "We sen...

 

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