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Man and dog rescued after 3 days adrift at sea


July 01, 2006

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Josh Zyelinske walks his dog Teddy on the Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau.
Official Coast Guard photo
by Petty Officer Kim Hawkins

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau rescued a man and his dog in a 15-foot skiff, 10 miles northwest of Unalaska Island in Alaska Friday afternoon.

Josh Zyelinske, 22-years old, had struck a submerged object in his skiff, which disabled the engine and set him adrift after getting underway from Chernofski Harbor. 

Zyelinske had no means to call for help and had been adrift for three days before the Coast Guard cutter came across him on a routine patrol.

After being taken aboard the Morgenthau, Zyelinske was treated for hypothermia, but appeared to be in stable condition. Zyelinske and his dog were then airlifted by the Morgenthau's HH-65A helicopter to a Dutch Harbor medical facility for further evaluation.






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