Five Escape Sinking Fishing Vessel near Valdez

All five members of a purse seiner fishing vessel safely escaped their boat before it sank Wednesday near Valdez.

The Coast Guard says the 56-foot Lively Jane struck a submerged rock in Anderson Bay, about 6 miles southwest of Valdez. Before it sank, all five crew members boarded a skiff. The Coast Guard later took them to Valdez.

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