Coast Guard medevacs man near Sitka, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs man near Sitka, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska —A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced a 47-year-old man near Sitka, Alaska, Sunday. The Air Station Sitka crew safely transported the man from a beach to Sitka Community Hospital. Watchstanders from the Coast Guard 17th District command center received a report from the crew of the Wilderness Adventurer, a 156-foot passenger vessel, that the man was experiencing...

Coast Guard assists 3 on disabled vessel near Juneau, Alaska

Coast Guard assists 3 on disabled vessel near Juneau, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard Station Juneau and Air Station Sitka crews assisted three boaters in Favorite Channel near Juneau, Alaska, Sunday. An Air Station Sitka MH-60 Dolphin helicopter crew located the vessel and a Station Juneau 45-foot Response Boat-Small crew towed the disabled vessel and boaters to Amalga Harbor. Coast Guard Sector Juneau watchstanders received a report from a boater on...

Coast Guard rescues stranded hiker near Juneau, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues stranded hiker near Juneau, Alaska
KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard rescued a 31-year-old stranded hiker from Thunder Mountain near Juneau, Alaska, Thursday. An Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted the hiker from the mountain and transferred him to the Army National Guard hangar at the Juneau International Airport. Coast Guard 17th District command center watchstanders received a request for assistance from the...

Coast Guard, Sitka Mountain Rescue locate overdue boater near Sitka, Alaska

Coast Guard, Sitka Mountain Rescue locate overdue boater near Sitka, Alaska
  KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard and Sitka Mountain Rescue located a missing boater and safely reunited him with his family in Sitka Sound Tuesday. A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Sitka located the 85-year-old man aboard his 32-foot fishing vessel Saltshaker and directed a Sitka Mountain Rescue small boat crew to his location to provide assistance. Coast Guard...

Coast Guard, good Samaritans searching for missing small plane

Coast Guard, good Samaritans searching for missing small plane
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard and a civilian helicopter are searching for a missing small plane in Southeast Alaska last reported near Point Howard Thursday. Coast Guard Sector Juneau received a report of a white and teal Piper Cherokee from Air Excursions, LLC. overdue on a flight from Juneau to Gustavus at approximately 9:17 a.m. The aircraft and the pilot were due into Gustavus at 8:55 a.m....

Coast Guard suspends search for missing cruise ship passenger

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Coast Guard suspended the search Saturday at 3:45 p.m. for a missing passenger from the Holland America cruise ship Oosterdam. The Coast Guard’s combined search effort included three Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew searches, and on the water searches by the crews of the Coast Guard Cutter Naushon and a Small Boat Station Ketchikan 47-foot Motor Life Boat....

Coast Guard crews search for missing cruise ship passenger

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Coast Guard search and rescue crews are searching for a missing passenger from the Holland America cruise ship Oosterdam who reportedly disappeared early Friday morning while the vessel was transiting from Sitka to Ketchikan. Coast Guard Sector Juneau Command Center received notification at 4 p.m. from the cruise line reporting that a 20-year-old Fallbrook, Calif. man was missing...

Coast Guard rescues Juneau hunters on Douglas Island

The MH-60 crew refuels in Juneau after rescuing two.ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter crew located and rescued two missing hunters on the west side of Douglas Island at 12:30 p.m. Monday, and were safely flown to Juneau and awaiting emergency medical personnel. Saffron Hayes, 25, and Lee Ferguson, 55, both Juneau residents were reported to the Alaska...

Coast Guard medevacs elderly woman from Sitka-based fishing vessel

JUNEAU, Alaska – A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter aircrew from Air Station Sitka safely medevaced a 83-year old woman reportedly suffering from symptoms of a stroke off the Sitka-based 44-foot fishing vessel Annie B in the vicinity of Gedney Harbor 53 miles southeast of Sitka Saturday at 5:15 a.m.