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NEWS CCW Staff Writer KETCHIKAN - 60-year-old Glenn Bowman is stricken with injury aboard the Alaska Cruiser as the ship grounds about 28 miles northwest of Ketchikan. The ship has experienced a fire in its forward switchboard room, causing it to begin taking on water. There are 1,800 guests on board as well as 700 crew members who begin to evacuate the ship.

Mass rescue exercise staged in Ketchikan

An EMT responder checks the triage card of volunteer Peri Reeve, left, who was instructed to act unconscious during the mass rescue exercise. Reeve was provided with fake vomit (made of cornflakes and petroleum jelly) to add an element of realism to the exercise.
Photos By Libby Sterling
An EMT responder checks the triage card of volunteer Peri Reeve, left, who was instructed to act unconscious during the mass rescue exercise. Reeve was provided with fake vomit (made of cornflakes and petroleum jelly) to add an element of realism to the exercise.
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