Two rescued after boat capsized
June 08, 2015
(SitNews) - Joseph R. Hedlund, age 57 of Petersburg and Richard Shepson, age 61, of Tacoma, Washington were fishing in the water of Sumner Strait on June 4th when their boat capsized. Hedlund signaled for help from the bow of the sunken vessel. Shepson was in the water nearby. Neither were reported wearing a life jacket.
Alaska Wildlife Troopers in cooperation with U.S. Forest Service and National Marine Fisheries officers located the two individuals and they were removed from the water in good condition and received aid aboard the State Trooper Patrol Vessel Moen.
Hedlund and Shepson were reunited with family members in Petersburg.
Edited by Mary Kauffman, SitNews
Source of News:
Alaska Department of Public Safety - Alaska Wildlife Troopers
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