Coast Guard Station Juneau assists 6 stranded hunters near Barlow Cove, Alaska

Coast Guard Alaska News
KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard assisted six stranded hunters near Piling Point and Barlow Cove on Admiralty Island after their vessel drifted away, Sunday evening.

A Coast Guard Station Juneau 45-foot Response Boat – Medium crew located the hunters and their vessel, and escorted them to North Douglas boat ramp.

Coast Guard Sector Juneau watchstanders received a call from one of the hunters stating that their 24-foot aluminum hull vessel had drifted away. The watchstanders launched the RB-M crew to the scene where four of the hunters were located in Barlow Cove. The crew located the hunting party’s vessel while transiting to Piling Point to retrieve the remaining two hunters. All of the hunters were then transferred to their vessel and escorted to North Douglas boat ramp.

“The hunters were well prepared to stay overnight and had all the necessary equipment for the location and cold temperatures,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Benjamin McCarty, watchstander, Sector Juneau. “However, we’re glad we were able to quickly locate their vessel and get them back on their way.”

Weather on scene was reported as cloudy, a temperature of 24 degrees and light winds.

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