Coast Guard rescues 85-year-old man near Wrangell, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues 85-year-old man near Wrangell, Alaska
A 24-foot landing craft is secured on a beach after the Coast Guard rescued the craft’s 85-year-old owner Jan. 27, 2023, in Steamer Bay, Alaska.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Wrangell Search and Rescue) JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard rescued an 85-year-old overdue boater Friday on a beach in Steamer Bay, after a Wrangell Search-and-Rescue crew located the man. A Coast Guard MH-60...

Coast Guard tows disabled vessel with 2 people, 1 dog to safety in Juneau

Coast Guard tows disabled vessel with 2 people, 1 dog to safety in Juneau
Coast Guard Station Juneau 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo courtesy of Anthony Moss KODIAK, Alaska – Coast Guard Station Juneau crewmembers towed a disabled vessel with two people and one dog aboard to Juneau, Alaska, Sunday. A Station Juneau 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew arrived on scene at approximately 8 p.m. Saturday evening, and towed the disabled 38-foot fishing vessel Solstraal...

Chief Petty Officer Brian Wereda – A True Life Saver

Chief Petty Officer Brian Wereda – A True Life Saver
Capt. Darwin A. Jensen, Coast Guard Sector Juneau commanding officer, awards Chief Petty Officer Brian Wereda the Coast Guard Commendation Medal, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) KODIAK, Alaska — On August 21, 2022, Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Brian Wereda didn’t hesitate to save a shipmate. While enjoying a shore-based fishing outing with friends at Sweetheart...

Coast Guard rescues missing hunter near Klawock, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues missing hunter near Klawock, Alaska
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk file photo JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard assisted the Alaska State Troopers locate and rescue a 73-year-old male missing hunter near Klawock, Alaska, Saturday. A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew launched, arrived on scene at approximately 8:37 p.m., located the hunter, hoisted him, and transferred him to awaiting EMS and the...

Coast Guard aircrew rescues man, 2 dogs in Freshwater Bay, Alaska

Coast Guard aircrew rescues man, 2 dogs in Freshwater Bay, Alaska
Robert Johnson and his two dogs who were rescued by a Coast Guard Air Station Sitka aircrew after his vessel sank in Freshwater Bay, Alaska, Oct. 19, 2022. U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo. KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka aircrew rescued a man and his two dogs after his fishing vessel sank in Freshwater Bay, southeast of Hoonah, Alaska, on Wednesday. The MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter...

Coast Guard aircrew medevacs man from vessel in Chatham Strait, Alaska

Coast Guard aircrew medevacs man from vessel in Chatham Strait, Alaska
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk file photoKODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka aircrew medically evacuated a 77-year-old male from a vessel in Chatham Strait, Alaska, Thursday. The MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew hoisted the patient from the 59-foot fishing vessel Predator and safely transported him to awaiting emergency medical services (EMS) personnel in Sitka to receive...

Coast Guard rescues 2 after boat grounds southwest of Juneau, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues 2 after boat grounds southwest of Juneau, Alaska
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk file photo ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard rescued two people in stormy weather Saturday after their boat ran onto rocks in Pavlof Harbor, southwest of Juneau. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Sitka located and hoisted the man and woman, who were stranded on a beach in low-visibility conditions. Both survivors, who were exhibiting symptoms...

Coast Guard aircrew medevacs man from cruise ship near Juneau, Alaska

Coast Guard aircrew medevacs man from cruise ship near Juneau, Alaska
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk file photo KODIAK, Alaska – The Coast Guard medevaced a cruise ship passenger in the Lynn Canal, approximately 30 miles northwest of Juneau, Alaska, Saturday evening. A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew arrived on scene at 11:13 p.m., hoisted the 73-year-old man, and transported him to an awaiting Lifemed aircrew in Juneau for...

Coast Guard aircrew medevacs man from vessel near Sitka, Alaska

Coast Guard aircrew medevacs man from vessel near Sitka, Alaska
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk file photo KODIAK, Alaska – The Coast Guard medevaced a man from the container ship Matson Anchorage approximately 150 miles southwest of Sitka, Alaska, Friday evening. A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew from Air Station Sitka hoisted and transported the patient from the vessel to awaiting emergency medical services (EMS) personnel at the air...