Coast Guard suspends search in Lynn Canal, Alaska

Coast Guard suspends search in Lynn Canal, Alaska
Coast Guard Station Juneau 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo courtesy of Anthony Moss KODIAK, Alaska — Coast Guard air and surface crews suspended their search for a 40-year-old female passenger who went overboard from a cruise ship in Lynn Canal, Alaska, Tuesday morning. Coast Guard rescue crews conducted over nine hours of air and surface searches, which covered 68 square nautical miles. “Despite...

Coast Guard searching for person in water in Lynn Canal, Alaska

Coast Guard searching for person in water in Lynn Canal, Alaska
Coast Guard Station Juneau 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo courtesy of Anthony Moss JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water near Eldred Rock in Lynn Canal, Alaska, Tuesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Juneau received a report from the captain of cruise ship Celebrity Solstice at 3 a.m. that a 40-year-old woman fell overboard. Involved in the search...

Coast Guard medevacs hiker after 200-foot fall from mountain in Sitka

Coast Guard medevacs hiker after 200-foot fall from mountain in Sitka
An area on Mount Vestovia, where a 70-year-old hiker was rescued after falling 200 feet, near Sitka, Alaska, on March 26, 2022. Coast Guard photo. KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard aircrew medically evacuated a 70-year-old hiker who reportedly fell 200 feet while hiking on Mount Verstovia near Sitka, today. An Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew safely transported the hiker to Emergency...

Coast Guard rescues two fishermen from sinking vessel near Sitka, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues two fishermen from sinking vessel near Sitka, Alaska
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk file photo KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard rescued two fishermen from their sinking vessel, Monday in Islet Passage, near Sitka, Alaska. A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew hoisted the two fishermen at approximately 9 p.m. from the 40-foot fishing vessel, Glory, approximately nine miles south of Sitka. The aircrew lowered a...

Coast Guard Meritorious Advancement in Sitka, Alaska

Coast Guard Meritorious Advancement in Sitka, Alaska
Rear Adm. Nathan Moore the 17th Coast Guard District commander, meritoriously advanced Petty Officer 2nd Class Allysia Helton, a marine science technician from MSD Sitka, to Petty Officer 1st Class in recognition of her outstanding contributions and accomplishments both on and off-duty. JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard meritoriously advanced a marine science technician during a ceremony at Coast...

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...