Copter Rescues Three Who Abandon Vessel
Times Staff: AP
PRINCE RUPERT, B.C.
Three people were rescued by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter last night after abandoning their 132-foot chartered fishing vessel in Hecate Strait after it became awash in heavy seas.
The survivors were en route to a hospital at Sandspit in the Queen Charlotte Islands. There was no word on their conditions.
All three had abandoned ship and were rescued from a life raft in the stormy strait between the British Columbia mainland and the Queen Charlotte Islands.
A Canadian Coast Guard radio operator in Prince Rupert could not say the port of registry of the vessel identified as the Norsal.
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