Wrangell woman recounts how she survived sinking that claimed her boyfriend and parrot

Last month, Kelsey Leak lost a lot. First she lost her pet parrot, Petrie, of seven years. Then she lost her boyfriend, Arne Dahl, when his fishing boat sank and they tried to swim to safety. She also spent a harrowing 24 hours wet and cold, waiting for rescue. Dahl was a fisherman, a power troller. His boat, the 39-foot Randi Jo, was like a second home to the couple. Dahl and Leak had been dating for about a year, but their love had bloomed quickly. “He came for dinner, and he didn’t leave for six months,” Leak said. “It was just a whirlwind.” It was a clear, sunny day near Point Baker on Nov. 27. Leak says there was calm wind and the waters were foam. She and Dahl took the Randi Jo to gather firewood. What happened next was sudden. >click to read< 10:20

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