A good Samaritan aboard the fishing vessel Eric tows the fishing vessel Clara to Port Protection, August 11, 2020. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard)

Nearby vessels and the U.S. Coast Guard helped a fishing boat taking on water near the northern end of Prince of Wales Island Tuesday.

The Coast Guard says it received a call that the fishing vessel Clara was aground and taking on water around 1:50 in the morning Tuesday, August 11. It was near the Hole in the Wall, about five miles southeast of Port Protection.

The Sitka-based Coast Guard cutter Kukui was sent to assist. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from air station Sitka also brought two dewatering pumps and a rescue swimmer.

Several Good Samaritan vessels helped out, including the fishing vessel Eric, which towed the Clara to Port Protection for repairs. The Clara is a 32-foot wooden power troller.

The Coast Guard reports winds were 17 miles an hour with three foot seas.

The Coast Guard and several good Samaritans assisted a fisherman whose vessel was taking on water in the vicinity of Hole in the Wall, Alaska, approximately five miles southeast of Port Protection. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard)