Responders Search for 2 Missing Crew Members off Aleutians

A machinery technician with Aids to Navigation Team Kodiak maintains control of a trail line to a rescue basket as an Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew conducts hoist training in 2012. Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lally/Coast Guard
A machinery technician with Aids to Navigation Team Kodiak maintains control of a trail line to a rescue basket as an Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew conducts hoist training in 2012. Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lally/Coast Guard

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Responders are searching for two missing crew members after three others were rescued from a sinking fishing vessel off Alaska's Aleutian Islands.

The Coast Guard says three crew members of the 117-foot vessel Exito were rescued Tuesday night by a good Samaritan crew from another vessel.

Petty Officer Meredith Manning says the rescued crew members were taken to Dutch Harbor 14 miles to the southwest. She says there were no reported injuries among them, but adds they were checked at a local clinic.

Manning says at least one of the missing crew members had put on a survival suit and was last seen getting ready to abandon ship.

A Coast Guard helicopter crew and other good Samaritan crews were among responders.

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