By The Associated Press
Channel 2 News
1:25 PM AKDT, October 7, 2012
A Bellingham, Washington couple was instrumental in the rescue of a man adrift for 26 hours in a plastic fish bin in Alaskan waters.
The Bellingham Herald reports 19-year-old Ryan Harris was afloat in open seas after his boat capsized northwest of Sitka, Alaska.
Tele Aadsen and Joel Brady-Power may have saved the young man's life.
They were on their way back to shore on their 43-foot salmon-fishing boat after they heard a Coast Guard report about a missing fisherman.
They motored north with binoculars in hand, hoping to see him despite the poor visibility. And miraculously, they found him, called the Coast Guard and a helicopter was on its way.
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