Police rescue man with dog in duct-taped boat

Posted at 6:58 AM, Jun 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-09 06:58:24-04

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- 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.