Man dies in refrigeration leak on fishing boat

­- The Associated Press

KODIAK — Police in Kodiak say an Everett, Washington, man has died following a refrigeration leak aboard a fishing boat.

 

The Kodiak Daily Mirror reports the man who died was 30-year-old Cody Cecil.

Police and emergency rescuers on Wednesday responded to St. Herman’s Harbor in response to a report of a refrigeration leak aboard the Alpine Cove.

Cecil and 56-year-old Francis Rutten of Snohomish, Washington, were rushed to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center. Three others were also evacuated from the boat.

Police say Cecil was pronounced dead and Rutten is being treated for exposure to Freon, a gas used as a refrigerant.

The Kodiak harbormaster ordered the evacuation of nearby vessels.

Kodiak police and the Coast Guard’s Marine Safety Detachment are investigating.

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