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Coast Guard plucks duck hunters from Skagit River

MILLTOWN, Wash. — The U.S. Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued three duck hunters after their vessel capsized Dec. 29 near where the north fork of the Skagit River enters Skagit Bay.

A good Samaritan rescued one of the three hunters and brought him to a nearby marina, where he called 911.

Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound watchstanders received an initial request for assistance from the Skagit County Sheriff Department as deputies were attempting to rescue two men who remained stranded in mud flats roughly 200 yards from the Skagit River entrance near Milltown.

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