Coast Guard Rescues Two Men, Dog East Of Ketchikan

The Coast Guard rescued two men and their dog on Sunday from Gem Cove, 23 miles east of Ketchikan. The two men were on two different 39-foot vessels that were lashed together. The boats began taking on water, and they sent out a call that was initially received by the Canadian command center in Prince Rupert. They were picked up a by 25-foot response boat because larger craft could not get into the shallow cove. The two men were quickly transferred to a medical response team when one started exhibiting heart attack symptoms.