Coast Guard rescues 5 from tug aground near Sumner Strait, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues 5 from tug aground near Sumner Strait, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60T Jayhawk crew rescued five people aboard a tug that ran aground on the Mariposa Reef on the south side of Strait Island in Sumner Strait Thursday. The aircrew hoisted the five people from a barge attached to the 102-foot tug Ocean Eagle and transported them to Sitka after the tug began taking on water Wednesday night. Watchstanders at Coast...

Coast Guard locates overdue boaters 36 miles southwest of Juneau, Alaska

Coast Guard locates overdue boaters 36 miles southwest of Juneau, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard located a man and woman reported overdue aboard a 34-foot cabin cruiser approximately 36 miles southwest of Juneau in Freshwater Bay Sunday morning. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Liberty located the two residents of Hoonah aboard the Surprise in Freshwater Bay. Both were safe and reported no medical concerns and were en route to Hoonah. Both were reported overdue...

Coast Guard suspends search for man missing near Sitka, Alaska

Coast Guard suspends search for man missing near Sitka, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard crews suspended their search for a 40-year-old man near Sitka, Saturday. A kayak belonging to the man was discovered on Kasiana Island approximately four miles northwest of Sitka, Friday, but search dogs and crews turned up no other sign of the man after a thorough search of the area.  A first light search conducted by an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station...

Coast Guard, partners search for missing man in Sitka, Alaska

Coast Guard, partners search for missing man in Sitka, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard, Sitka Police Department and Sitka Fire Department are searching for a 40-year-old man reported missing in Sitka Thursday. The man’s wife first reported him missing to the Coast Guard 17th District command center after he left home Wednesday night and did not return.  The man’s kayak is also missing, prompting the wife to believe he may have gone...

Rescue crews locate plane crash victims near Juneau, Alaska

Rescue crews locate plane crash victims near Juneau, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — Rescue crews have located all five people who were onboard a small plane that crashed 18 miles west of Juneau, Friday. Four of the people aboard the plane survived and were transported to Juneau by a Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, for treatment of their injuries. The fifth person was located by the search team who reported that they were deceased. “Our thoughts...

Coast Guard, State Troopers responding to report of downed aircraft near Juneau, Alaska

Coast Guard, State Troopers responding to report of downed aircraft near Juneau, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard and Alaska State Troopers are investigating a report of a downed aircraft 18 miles west of Juneau, near Point Couverden, Friday. A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Liberty have been dispatched to investigate. Coast Guard 17th District command center watchstanders received an emergency beacon alert Friday afternoon. Coast...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man near Auke Bay, Alaska

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man near Auke Bay, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard suspended the search for 52-year-old Paul Keithahn in the vicinity of Coghlan Island near Auke Bay Tuesday. Crews from Coast Guard Station Juneau, the Coast Guard Cutter Liberty, Coast Guard Air Station Sitka, the Coast Guard Auxiliary, the Juneau S.E.A.D.O.G.S. and the Alaska State Troopers searched a total of 190-square miles for approximately 32 hours before suspending...

Coast Guard suspends search for mariner in the water near Juneau, Alaska

Coast Guard suspends search for mariner in the water near Juneau, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard suspended the active search for a 25-year-old man who went overboard from the fishing vessel Swift near Porpoise Island 40 miles west of Juneau, late Tuesday night. Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crews, Coast Guard Station Juneau 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crews, the Coast Guard Cutter Liberty crew, National Park Service boat crews and...

Coast Guard searching for missing mariner near Juneau, Alaska

Coast Guard searching for missing mariner near Juneau, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard is searching for a missing mariner in Icy Strait, 40 miles west of Juneau, Tuesday morning. A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and a Station Juneau 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew are searching for the second member of two person crew from the 34-foot fishing vessel Swift. The Coast Guard Cutter Liberty is en route from Auke Bay to assist...