- Associated Press - Friday, June 29, 2018

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The Coast Guard rescued seven people from a lifeboat Friday morning in southeast Alaska waters after their fishing boat ran aground and sank.

Coast Guard officials say the rescued people were in good condition when they were taken by a Coast Guard response boat crew to a pier in Thorne Bay.

Officials say a search was launched after an emergency positioning beacon went off and the master of the 58-foot (18-meter) Mystic Lady issued a mayday broadcast reporting the vessel struck a rock and was quickly sinking.

The Coast Guard says the vessel’s occupants waited for rescuers on the inflatable raft in Thorne Bay after they abandoned ship.

Officials say there were no immediate reports of pollution. The boat carried 350 gallons of diesel and 25 gallons of lube oil.

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