Three fishermen were reunited with family members after their boat sank in violent weather nearly 40 miles west of La Push.

U.S. Coast Guard units from La Push and Port Angeles worked together in dark, stormy conditions to pluck the fishermen from a life raft 38 miles from shore in the Pacific Ocean on Thursday morning.

Fishermen from the 38-foot fishing vessel FV Norn broadcast a mayday call at about 3:11 a.m. and reported the vessel was taking on water, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

A 47-foot motor lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Quillayute River and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles responded to the distress call.

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