10 people rescued after remote Alaska island volcano erupts, spewing ash

A fishing vessel rescued 10 people after a volcano erupted, sending rocks and ash down on a cattle ranch on a remote island in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska. The Tara Gaila picked up the people Saturday evening after receiving an urgent call from the Coast Guard. The fishing vessel brought them to Dutch Harbor about 105 kilometers away, where they were staying at a hotel on Sunday. There were no reported injuries, said Coast Guard Petty Officer Levi Read. The Coast Guard sent a helicopter to help out, but it had to land in Dutch Harbor because of the danger of falling ash. It also sent two cutters to the island, located in the western Aleutians about 1,384 kilometers southwest of Anchorage, but recalled them after the Tara Gaila responded to the emergency call.