Coast Guard suspends search for overdue boater near Sitka

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue boater near Sitka
Coast Guard Cutter Bailey Barco file photo SITKA, Alaska — The Coast Guard suspended the search Monday for an overdue kayaker near Sitka, Alaska. Missing is 36-year-old Kale Pastel. The search spanned more than 45 hours, 111 square miles, and included the following assets: googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crews from...

Coast Guard searching for overdue kayaker near Sitka

Coast Guard searching for overdue kayaker near Sitka
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk file photo SITKA, Alaska — The Coast Guard and Sitka Mountain Rescue are searching for an overdue kayaker near Sitka. Missing is 36-year-old Kale Pastel. Pastel was last seen wearing blue pants and a black hooded sweatshirt. He is described as 6 foot 4 inches, 200 lbs. with brown hair and green eyes. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Coast Guard Air Station Sitka medevacs teen from Baranof Island, Alaska

Coast Guard Air Station Sitka medevacs teen from Baranof Island, Alaska
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk file photo KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew medevaced a 16-year-old male Sitka Wilderness Therapy student experiencing chest pains on Duffield Peninsula, approximately 30 miles north of Sitka, Alaska, Sunday evening. The aircrew safely hoisted and transferred the boy from a narrow tidal flat to awaiting...

Coast Guard responders suspend search along Gastineau Channel, Alaska

Coast Guard responders suspend search along Gastineau Channel, Alaska
An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka conducts a search along the Gastineau Channel after a vessel was found unmanned and adrift near the Juneau-Douglas Bridge, Alaska, Nov. 29, 2019.  U.S. Coast Guard photos by Lt. Cmdr. Scott Shields. JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard responders suspended have the search for a potential person in the water from an unmanned and adrift vessel...

Coast Guard rescues man after boat takes on water near Port Protection, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues man after boat takes on water near Port Protection, Alaska
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk file photo SITKA, Alaska — The Coast Guard rescued a man after he intentionally ran his boat aground on Strait Island near Port Protection, Saturday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Sitka located the man and hoisted him from the island’s rocky shoreline, then brought him to Sitka, uninjured. Coast Guard watchstanders in the Sector Juneau...

Coast Guard rescues man after boat capsizes near Juneau

JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard rescued a man after his boat capsized near Shelter Island near Juneau, Saturday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka hoisted the uninjured man from Shelter Island and brought him to Juneau. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Juneau command center received a cell phone call from the man at about 10:54 a.m., stating his 12-foot Zodiac...

Coast Guard locates two overdue hunters near Klawock, Alaska

Coast Guard locates two overdue hunters near Klawock, Alaska
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk file photo KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew rescued two overdue hunters near Wadleigh Island, in vicinity of Klawock, Alaska, Wednesday. Both men were safely hoisted and then transported to Klawock emergency medical services personnel for further evaluation. Both were reported to have been in good condition...

Coast Guard searches for person in the water near Duncan Canal, Alaska

Coast Guard searches for person in the water near Duncan Canal, Alaska
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk file photoJUNEAU, Alaska — Partner agency and Coast Guard crews searched for two people who went into the water after a skiff capsized near Salt Chuck in the northern portion of Duncan Canal, Friday. At approximately 1:00 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Juneau watchstanders received a notification from the crew of a vessel that two individuals went into the water...

3 mariners rescued from burning boat near Ward Cove

3 mariners rescued from burning boat near Ward Cove
Coast Guard Station Ketchikan 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Fireman Jessica Fontenette. JUNEAU, Alaska — Three mariners are safe after being rescued from a burning boat approximately two miles north of Ketchikan Airport Friday. A 45-foot Response-Boat Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Ketchikan and the crew of Ketchikan Fire Department vessel Harry Newell arrived on scene at 4:57...