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Video: U.S Coast Guard save three from a boat in night rescue off Alaska coast

Coastguard crews pull off the dramatic rescue of three people from a fishing boat stranded far off the coast of Alaska.

US Coastguard workers travelled more than 250 miles to rescue three people from a boat stranded in Bristol Bay, far off the Alaskan coast.

The 32-ft vessel ran into trouble after its engine failed and an emergency call made to the Coastguard's Anchorage headquarters expressed fears that 35mph winds and 5ft seas would see the boat drift onto the rocks.

A Jayhwak helicopter and a Kodiak Hercules plane were sent to save the people on board, safely hoisting the crew from the stricken vessel and taking them to Dillingham in Alaska.

Credit: U.S. Coast Guard

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