ANCHORAGE - The U.S. Coast Guard rescued three mariners from a disabled vessel in Bristol Bay Sunday, officials wrote in a press release.

The Coast Guard Sector Anchorage command center received a distress call from a 32-foot fishing vessel, reporting engine failure and a fear that the vessel would drift onto a nearby rocky shore.

A MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and a HC-130 Hercules plane from Kodiak were dispatched 250 miles to respond and perform the rescue.

The three mariners were successfully rescued and transported to Dillingham. The fishing boat ran aground shortly after the completion of the hoist, officials said.

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