Coast Guard rescues Alaska man in homemade, duct-taped boat

By Danielle Haynes Follow @DanielleHaynes1 Contact the Author   |   June 11, 2017 at 12:00 PM
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June 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. Coast Guard in Juneau, Alaska, said crew members rescued a man whose homemade, duct-taped water craft was taking on water.

Coast Guard Station Juneau said the 32-year-old man was attempting to get to Point Bishop by rowing in the Gastineau Channel in his inflatable boat Wednesday. The crew saw his craft was taking on water and transported the man and his dog to Douglas Harbor.

"I noticed the craft in the channel and I could tell the man was not wearing a life jacket and the craft was not safe," Lt. Joseph Schlosser said. "I contacted the sector command center and the Station's smallboat crew responded quickly and helped the man to safety."

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