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Photo: Water rescue

Posted: August 21, 2013 - 10:28pm  |  Updated: August 22, 2013 - 8:20am
A three-man rescue team races from the mouth of the Kenai River through fog, heavy rain and rolling wind waves in time to pluck  two people from the water who abandoned ship after their boat took on water in Cook Inlet Wednesday evening. At one point authorities describe the boat at "35 percent sunk" with at least one person on board. Two teams were involved in the rescue, one from Kenai and the other from Nikiski Fire Station.   Greg Skinner
Greg Skinner
A three-man rescue team races from the mouth of the Kenai River through fog, heavy rain and rolling wind waves in time to pluck two people from the water who abandoned ship after their boat took on water in Cook Inlet Wednesday evening. At one point authorities describe the boat at "35 percent sunk" with at least one person on board. Two teams were involved in the rescue, one from Kenai and the other from Nikiski Fire Station.
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Redbrdee
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Redbrdee 08/22/13 - 12:43 pm
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Names of people in boat, boat name?

So...who are these people, what is the name of their boat, what type of boat is/was it, will it be recovered, why were they out on a Wednesday in late August, had they been fishing somewhere, did they come up from Chinitna Bay?
How big were the seas?
Just a few questions...this is after all a commercial fishing community and has been for about 125 years. Let's see....First there is the number of people currently fishing, their employees, their immediate families, uncles, grandparents, parents, aunts, cousins, everybody's spouses, grandchildren, people with whom they all socialize and do business with and attend church...You know Peninsula Clarion, if you wrote our stories maybe more of us would buy your paper but you don't seem to know anything about us or care. Several years ago four boats sank and you did not bother to investigate. The stories from incidents like this live on in this community and are some of the best. I can only guess that you are all from somewhere else, are ignorant and without curiosity and don't care.

SpartanGunner
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SpartanGunner 08/22/13 - 01:17 pm
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Boat name

the Six

Kenaiking07
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Kenaiking07 08/22/13 - 04:36 pm
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Redbrde

You seem to have a very good grasp of how to write a story...rather than having The Clarion disappoint so often, why don't you take the same story they would have done and write your own? Some naysayers would say " that's what newspapers are paid to do" and you're right...unfortunately though, being in the newspaper business is a death wish... See Washington Post, Boston Globe

Media Critic
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Media Critic 08/23/13 - 07:04 am
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Redbrde does have a grasp

It doesn't seem like too much to ask to expect a newspaper to have, well, news.

Once again, the original incomplete information sits without details two days after the fact. A radio station filled in a few of the pieces yesterday. Maybe the mouth of the Kenai will have the rest of the story next week.

Greg Skinner
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Greg Skinner 08/24/13 - 10:52 am
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Read about it in Sunday's paper

Read about it in Sunday's paper, when we have a more full and accurate account of the rescue pulled off by Firefighter Zachary Pettit, Kenai Battalion Chief Tony Prior in that unnamed 21-foot dock boat seen above, which they took after Kenai's decades-old rescue boat failed to start. It will include details from those who did the rescue. And, the lack of Coast Guard response. It takes a few minutes to put it together.

Norseman
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Norseman 08/28/13 - 05:53 pm
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A big salute to the brave men

A big salute to the brave men who risked their lives to save others.

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