Monday, March 23, 2009
Two fisherman are safe and sound after being rescued by the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard says Luke Erwinski and Brandon Phillips were fishing Saturday when winter weather forced them to beach their 20-foot boat on Knight Island. Their employer reported them overdue late Saturday.A Coast Guard helicopter was dispatched from Kodiak, and located the men on the island, about 60 miles south of Anchorage, early Sunday morning. There were no injuries, and the Coast Guard says the two built a fire while waiting rescue. They also had food and water with them.