Four rescued as fishing vessel sinks near Cordova.

According to a Coast Guard release, the rescue happened seven miles southwest of Cordova early Saturday. The 44-foot fishing vessel was sinking around midnight.

As the coast guard helicopter lowered dewatering pumps, a friendly vessel took in the three crewmembers on the sinking boat. Another vessel reported the sinking.

There’s 1,000 gallons of fuel in the sinking boat, but no pollution has been reported. Authorities will investigate the cause of the sinking.

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