Boat captain leaps into sea to save crew after capsizing

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A fishing boat captain jumped into cold, choppy waters to save two of his crew members after their vessel capsized off the coast of Alaska.

    Coast Guard  video of one of the rescues shows the captain in an orange life vest swimming to a man struggling to stay afloat and pulling him to an awaiting boat.

    The Coast Guard says the captain of the Grayling leapt into 47-degree water during Monday's ordeal in Kupreanof Strait near Raspberry Island in the Kodiak Archipelago.

    Coast Guard Petty Officer Bill Colclough (COHL-claw) says the captain administered CPR to one of the crew, who was evacuated for medical treatment. A fourth crew member was rescued by another boat.

    It's not yet known why the boat capsized. There were 17 mph winds and 5-foot seas at the time.

    None of the crew's names have been released.

     

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