Coast Guard rescues four people near Cape Ommaney, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues four people near Cape Ommaney, Alaska
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk file photo JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard rescued four people from a raft in the water Wednesday approximately 13 nautical miles west of Cape Ommaney, Alaska. A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted all four survivors from a survival raft and transported them to Air Station Sitka where they were met by local EMS. All four...

Coast Guard rescues man from disabled vessel near Sitka, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues man from disabled vessel near Sitka, Alaska
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk file photo JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard rescued a man from a disabled vessel approximately 145 nautical miles west of Sitka, Alaska, Monday. A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew arrived on scene at 5:21 p.m. and hoisted a man from his 33-foot sailing vessel, Ananda, and transported him to Yakutat, where they were met by local...

Coast Guard rescued overdue boater on Naked Island, Alaska

Coast Guard rescued overdue boater on Naked Island, Alaska
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk file photo KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard rescued an overdue boater Monday from Naked Island near Juneau, Alaska. A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted the boater at approximately 2:40 a.m. and safely transported him to the Juneau airport. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Juneau command center received a call from...

Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship 45 miles from Sitka, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship 45 miles from Sitka, 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 woman Wednesday from a cruise ship in Chatham Strait, near Sitka. The aircrew retrieved the woman at approximately 10 a.m. and transferred her to Sitka, for further transport to a higher level of care. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Juneau Command...

Coast Guard assists 2 from vessel taking on water near Slocum Arm, Alaska

Coast Guard assists 2 from vessel taking on water near Slocum Arm, Alaska
Coast Guard Cutter Anacapa file photo JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard assisted two people on a sailing vessel when it took on water after it grounded near Slocum Arm, approximately 30 miles northwest of Sitka, Alaska. A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew arrived on scene to the sailing vessel George Grey at 9:41 p.m. Saturday, delivered a dewatering pump, and helped dewater...

Coast Guard medevacs man with assistance from good Samaritans

Coast Guard medevacs man with assistance from good Samaritans
JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard medevaced a 68-year-old man from the fishing vessel Beaufort Sea in West Crawfish Inlet, approximately 16 nautical miles south of Sitka, with assistance from good Samaritans, Thursday. A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted the man from the good Samaritan vessel at 3 p.m. and transported him to awaiting EMS at Air Station Sitka. Coast...

Coast Guard rescues 2 from plane crash near Ketchikan, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues 2 from plane crash near Ketchikan, Alaska
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk file photo Juneau, Alaska — The Coast Guard rescued two people from a plane crash Saturday 40 miles southeast of Ketchikan, Alaska. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka rescued the two from the U.S. Forest Service Cabin at Humpback Lake in the Misty Fjords National Monument after their float plane crashed during takeoff. The...

Coast Guard responds to downed aircraft near Ketchikan, Alaska

Coast Guard responds to downed aircraft near Ketchikan, Alaska
Coast Guard MH-60 file photo Juneau, Alaska — The Coast Guard, Alaska State Troopers, U. S. Forest Service, and Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad (KVRS) responded to a downed aircraft Thursday eight miles northeast of Ketchikan, Alaska. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka located the wreckage at 2:37 p.m. and lowered two rescue swimmers who reported no survivors. One...

Coast Guard Air Station Sitka aircrew rescues 3 from Chilkat River

Coast Guard Air Station Sitka aircrew rescues 3 from Chilkat River
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk file photo KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka aircrew rescued three individuals on the Chilkat River near Haines, Sunday night. The aircrew arrived on scene at 10:20 p.m. aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and safely hoisted and transported two adult females and one adult male to awaiting local Emergency Medical Services personnel at the...