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Coast Guard saves fisherman 15 miles off Newport

Posted: Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

The 28-foot fishing vessel Rip Rider sank Sunday morning about 15 miles west of Newport. (Photo courtesy of First Hope 1 Captain Rick Wedel)

NEWPORT A fast-acting U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew safely plucked a fisherman out of the ocean Sunday morning after his boat sank about 15 miles off the coast of Newport.

The incident started about 8:20 a.m. when Shorty Apperson, the master of the 28-foot fishing vessel Rip Rider, reported via VHF-FM radio his boat was taking on water.

For the complete article see the 05-28-2014 issue.

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