Coast Guard assists multiple agencies with mountain rescue, Sitka, Alaska

Coast Guard assists multiple agencies with mountain rescue, Sitka, Alaska
A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew transferred an injured hiker to emergency medical services for further care, Sitka, Alaska, June 15, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo. KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew assisted Alaska State Troopers and Sitka Mountain Rescue personnel to hoist a 50-year-old man who fell off a steep...

Coast Guard suspends search for unconfirmed persons in water near Anchorage

Coast Guard suspends search for unconfirmed persons in water near Anchorage
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk file photo ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for unconfirmed persons in the water after a skiff was found on the west shore of Knik Arm with keys still in the ignition. Commander Coast Guard Sector Anchorage suspended the search, pending new information or reports of any missing persons related to the abandoned skiff. The search...

Coast Guard, others search for unconfirmed person in the water near Anchorage

Coast Guard, others search for unconfirmed person in the water near Anchorage
Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak HC-130 file photo ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard and others are searching Tuesday for an unconfirmed person in the water near Anchorage after an overturned skiff was found aground on the west shoreline of Knik Arm. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Anchorage command center received a call from a concerned citizen at approximately 1 p.m. Tuesday reporting...

Coast Guard rescues overdue ATV riders on Kodiak Island

Coast Guard rescues overdue ATV riders on Kodiak Island
An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Kodiak, Alaska, locates two missing men after detecting their heat signatures inside a cabin near Saltery Cove on Kodiak Island. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Kodiak KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard rescued two men Sunday after they became stranded during an all-terrain vehicle trip on Kodiak Island. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast...

Coast Guard rescues 7 and dog near Haines, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues 7 and dog near Haines, Alaska
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk File Photo HAINES, Alaska — The Coast Guard rescued seven people and a dog stranded on a sandbar after a their boat capsized in the Chilkat River near Haines, Saturday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka landed on the sandbar approximately 7 miles northwest of Haines, picked up the survivors and brought them to the Haines...

Search for overdue aircraft near Kake, Alaska continues

Search for overdue aircraft near Kake, Alaska continues
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk File Photo KODIAK, Alaska – The Coast Guard, partner agencies and volunteers continue the search for the overdue aircraft near Kake, Alaska, Wednesday. It was reported that debris from a plane was located in the water approximately 22 miles west of Kake, near the south tip of Admiralty Island in the Chatham Strait. The Coast Guard cannot confirm the debris...

Coast Guard continues to search for overdue aircraft near Kake, Alaska

Coast Guard continues to search for overdue aircraft near Kake, Alaska
Coast Guard Cutter Bailey Barco file photo JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard along with multiple agencies and volunteers continue the search for an overdue aircraft with three people aboard 20 miles west of Kake, Alaska, Wednesday. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Anacapa and a Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew continue the search, along with a Juneau-based Alaska Army...

Coast Guard, Alaska Air National Guard battle elements to rescue two hunters

Coast Guard, Alaska Air National Guard battle elements to rescue two hunters
Petty Officer 1st Class David McClure, an aviation survival technician stationed in Kodiak, Alaska, rescues a stranded hunter on the Punuk Islands, near St. Lawrence Island, Alaska, Nov. 29, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Daniel Beshoar. KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew rescued two stranded hunters on the Punuk Islands, east of St. Lawrence...

Coast Guard assists Alaska State Troopers to locate overdue hiker on Inian Island

Coast Guard assists Alaska State Troopers to locate overdue hiker on Inian Island
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk File Photo KODIAK- A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew located an overdue, 21-year-old female hiker on Inian Island, Alaska, Tuesday. The Jayhawk aircrew safely located the woman at approximately 11:43 p.m. and transported her to Sitka for further care. She was reported to be mildly hypothermic and disoriented, but otherwise in...