Boyd C. Allen

The 30 foot fishing boat Roni - J sank Wednesday off Chetco Point, according to United States Coast Guard (USCG) BM2 Raymond Aguilar.

Aguilar said the USCG Chetco River station received a distress call at 9:10 a.m. Wednesday stating the Roni - J was taking on water from leaks in its shaft seals.

USCG personnel retrieved the only person on the vessel before it sank.

We attempted to pump the water out and save the boat, but it was too far gone, Aguilar said.

This is a breaking news story and the Pilot will continue to add more information as it becomes available.

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