Coast Guard Air Station Sitka rescues 2 hunters near Juneau, Alaska

Coast Guard Air Station Sitka rescues 2 hunters near Juneau, Alaska
Air Station Sitka MH-60 FIle Photo Juneau – A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew rescued two hunters from Blackerby Ridge Trail, located in the Tongass National Forest near Juneau, Alaska, Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector Juneau watchstanders received a VHF channel 16 call from two men, ages 22 and 24, at 8:30 p.m., stating they were not prepared to stay out past sundown and...

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 Medevacs Injured Hiker From Ripikski Mountain

U.S. Coast Guard photo JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard, Alaska State Troopers and Juneau Mountain Rescue worked together today to rescue an injured hiker from Ripikski Mountain near Haines, Alaska. Keith Hutchins contacted Alaska State Troopers after he was injured while hiking above 1,600 feet on the mountain. The Alaska State Troopers coordinated the search effort with the Coast Guard and Juneau...

Coast Guard rescues overdue hunter near Juneau

USCG file photoJUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard rescued an overdue hunter off Lincoln Island while assisting in a search with Alaska State Troopers 15 miles northwest of Juneau at 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Tommy Jimmy Jr., a 50-year-old male, was reported overdue after two of his friends alerted the crew on a 25-foot response boat from Coast Guard Station Juneau while on patrol at 4:50 p.m. The Coast Guard...

Coast Guard to recognize local partners at Southeast Outdoor Safety Expo

JUNEAU, Alaska – Capt. Melissa Bert, Coast Guard Sector Juneau Commander, is scheduled to recognize eight local organizations for their continued service and partnership in search and rescue at Centennial Hall Sunday at 1 p.m. during the Southeast Outdoor Safety Expo.

Coast Guard and Air National Guard find Skagway hiker alive on Meade Glacier

JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard and Alaska Air National Guard helicopters crews found the Skagway hiker around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday after four unsuccessful attempts since Monday due to dense fog near Meade Glacier in the Tongass National Forest east of Haines.

Coast Guard Makes Third Attempt to Find Missing Hiker on Meade Glacier in Tongass National Forest

JUNEAU, Alaska – A third attempt by an Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter crew in addition to Juneau Mountain Rescue personnel was unsuccessful in finding Kyle Dungan after completing their search Tuesday in the vicinity of Meade Glacier in Tongass National Forest east of Haines.