Coast Guard hoists man from water in Union Bay, Alaska

Coast Guard hoists man from water in Union Bay, Alaska
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk file photo KODIAK, Alaska – The Coast Guard rescued a 70-year-old man from the waters of Union Bay, Alaska, northwest of Meyers Chuck, Sunday. A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted the man, who was in the water clinging to a piece of debris, and took him to awaiting emergency medical services in Ketchikan, Alaska. The man...

Coast Guard rescues 3 near Hole in the Wall Glacier, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues 3 near Hole in the Wall Glacier, Alaska
An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Sitka, Alaska, share a moment at the Juneau Airport with three boaters they rescued about an hour earlier, Oct. 25, 2020, near Hole in the Wall Glacier.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Air Station Sitka) KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard rescued three jet boaters Sunday whose boats had become stuck in ice, approximately five miles northeast...

Coast Guard saves sinking fishing vessel near Icy Bay, Alaska

Coast Guard saves sinking fishing vessel near Icy Bay, Alaska
The Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick tows the disabled fishing vessel Elise Marie enroute to Yakutat, Alaska, Oct. 22, 2020, after Elise Marie began taking on water near Icy Bay.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Cutter John McCormick) KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard assisted a fishing vessel taking on water and disabled, six miles south of Icy Bay, Alaska, Wednesday. A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka...

Coast Guard assists fisherman, vessel taking on water near Port Protection, Alaska

Coast Guard assists fisherman, vessel taking on water near Port Protection, Alaska
Coast Guard Cutter Kukui file photo by Chief Petty Officer David M. Santos JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard and good Samaritans assisted a man whose fishing vessel was taking on water in the vicinity of Hole in the Wall, approximately five miles southeast of Port Protection, Alaska, Tuesday. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Kukui monitored a towing evolution involving the fishing vessel Clara,...

Coast Guard aircrew medevacs man from fishing vessel near Sitka

Coast Guard aircrew medevacs man from fishing vessel near Sitka
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter File Photo KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a 24-year-old male off a fishing vessel near Baranof Island in Sitka, Saturday. The MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka hoisted and transported the patient to awaiting emergency medical service personnel in Sitka. The initial call to Coast Guard Sector...

Coast Guard assists 2 people, 2 dogs in Kah Sheets Bay

Coast Guard assists 2 people, 2 dogs in Kah Sheets Bay
The Coast Guard assisted two people, July 26, 2020, in Kah Sheets Bay approximately 18 miles from Petersburg, Alaska. JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard assisted two people Sunday in Kah Sheets Bay approximately 18 miles from Petersburg, Alaska. A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted two people from their 20-foot skiff and were transported to Petersburg. There were no...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan assist grounded vessel in Hood Bay, Alaska

Coast Guard, good Samaritan assist grounded vessel in Hood Bay, Alaska
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk file photo JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan assisted a man in a grounded vessel Saturday in Hood Bay, Alaska. A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew arrived on scene and landed nearby the beached vessel, transferred a pump to keep up with the flooding, and assisted the owner secure the boat to shore. The good...

Coast Guard Air Station Sitka holds change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Air Station Sitka holds change of command ceremony
Cmdr. Brian McLaughlin renders a hand salute to Capt. Michael Frawley as McLaughlin relieved Frawley as commanding officer of Air Station Sitka, July 17, 2020. U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo. SITKA, Alaska – Cmdr. Brian McLaughlin relieved Capt. Michael Frawley as commanding officer of U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Sitka in a change of command ceremony in Sitka, Friday. Capt. Gregory T. Fuller,...

Coast Guard rescues stranded rafter north of Haines, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues stranded rafter north of Haines, Alaska
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk file photo ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard rescued a rafter Sunday after her pack raft capsized Saturday on the Klehini River north of Haines. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka located the 42-year-old woman, who was exhibiting symptoms of mild hypothermia, and flew her to Haines where she was placed in the care of local...