Three crew members safe after troller Leona sinks during opener

Three people were rescued when their fishing boat took on water and and sank in Sitka Sound Monday night (7-2-18). The 33-foot troller Leona, owned by Hank Moore, called about 11 p.m. saying it was in trouble near Povorotni Point about 7 miles south of Sitka. A Coast Guard helicopter, a Sitka Fire Department rescue boat, and another fishing vessel, Pacific Pearl, responded to the scene. The helicopter dropped a pump, but after some difficulty starting it, the crew reported that the pump was not controlling the flooding. >click to read<22:31

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