Saturday, October 4, 1997 - Page updated at 12:00 AM

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Statue To Be Dedicated Today

Seattle Times Staff: Seattle Times News Services

LA PUSH, Clallam County- A statue honoring three Coast Guardsmen who died in February in a rescue attempt off the Olympic Peninsula will be dedicated today at Coast Guard Station Quillayute River here.

The statue honors Seaman Clinton Miniken, 22, of Snohomish; Petty Officer 2nd Class David A. Bosley, 36, of Coronado, Colo.; and Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew E. Schlimme, 24, of Whitewater, Mo.

The three were trying to rescue a sailboat when their rescue boat capsized. The sailboat's two occupants were saved by a helicopter before the boat ran aground on the rocks.

The statue depicts a boat going through a rough wave. It rests on a 7,300-pound, 4-foot block of granite.

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