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Man, Dog Saved From Sinking Duct-Taped Boat by Coast Guard

The failing craft was homemade and the man wasn't wearing a life jacket, according to the Coast Guard



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    In this photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, an unidentified man paddles a home made, inflatable, duct-taped boat before being rescued by a smallboat crew after his craft began taking on water in Gastineau channel near Juneau, Alaska, Wednesday, June 7, 2017.

    Ducks do well in water. A duct-taped boat? Not so much.

    KTOO reports the U.S. Coast Guard picked up a 32-year-old man and his dog from an inflatable, duct-taped watercraft when it started to take on water Wednesday in Gastineau Channel near Juneau, Alaska's capital city.

    The Coast Guard says in a release that the duct-taped boat was homemade.

    The guard says the man, who was not identified, was not wearing a life jacket.

    An off-duty Coast Guard member saw the unsafe craft and called it in. The Coast Guard delivered the man, dog and boat to Douglas Harbor in Juneau.