Coast Guard medevacs man near Cape Fear River, N.C.

USCG MH-60 helicopter file photoELIZABETH CITY, N.C. – A Coast Guard rescue helicopter crew medically evacuated a man complaining of abdominal pains from aboard a fishing vessel 40 nautical miles southeast of Cape Fear River, N.C., Sunday. At approximately 9 p.m. watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina received a call from crewmembers aboard the 48-foot fishing vessel Mollie D stating...

Coast Guard medevacs woman from Afognak Island

MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter file photoKODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak based MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter crew medevaced a 64-year-old resident of Afognak Island to Kodiak Friday afternoon. The victim was reportedly suffering from a possible stroke when her family called the 17th District Command Center at 9:45 a.m., requesting the medevac. The helicopter crew was diverted...

Coast Guard rescues 2 hunters, 4 dogs near Englehard, N.C.

USCG MH-60 helicopter file photoELIZABETH CITY, N.C. — The Coast Guard rescued two hunters and their four dogs that were lost in the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge Sunday. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina received a call from Dare Central Communications Center at 8:30 p.m., Sunday requesting assistance with the Dare County Sheriff Department’s search for the missing hunters. The...

Coast Guard rescues five from sinking boat near Whitney Island, Alaska

USCG file photoKODIAK, Alaska – A Sitka-based Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter crew rescued five people from the sinking 34-foot fishing vessel Sandy M near Whitney Island north of Petersburg Saturday morning. Coast Guard Sector Juneau command center watchstanders received a radio call from the Sandy M, homeported in Petersburg, reporting they were taking on water and were going to...

Coast Guard rescues overdue hunter near Juneau

USCG file photoJUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard rescued an overdue hunter off Lincoln Island while assisting in a search with Alaska State Troopers 15 miles northwest of Juneau at 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Tommy Jimmy Jr., a 50-year-old male, was reported overdue after two of his friends alerted the crew on a 25-foot response boat from Coast Guard Station Juneau while on patrol at 4:50 p.m. The Coast Guard...

Coast Guard medevacs 23-year-old woman from Hoonah, Alaska

USCG Photo by Petty Officer Walter ShinnJuneau – A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka medevaced a woman from Hoonah to Juneau on Wednesday, December 8. 17th Coast Guard District watchstanders received a call from Guardian flight service to request a medevac for Chrystal Phillips, a 23-year-old woman, who reportedly was in need of further medical...

Disabled Golden Seas gains limited power Coast Guard assets still responding

USCG File PhotoANCHORAGE, Alaska – The crew of the 738-foot vessel Golden Seas reported on scene weather has diminished temporarily allowing the crew to utilize limited engine capability to maneuver northeast away from land. The waves on scene have reportedly reduced from 29 feet to 20 feet, however, the vessel Tor Viking II remains en route to the Golden Seas and is expected on scene around noon...

Coast Guard responds to disabled cargo ship off Adak Island

USCG file photoANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Coast Guard Cutters Alex Haley and Spar and two MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter crews are responding to assist a disabled and drifting 738-foot freighter with 20 crewmembers on board about 70 miles north of Adak on Friday. The Golden Seas, a Liberian-flagged vessel, is reportedly carrying canola seed, diesel fuel and fuel oil. The Coast Guard received notification...

Coast Guard rescues Juneau hunters on Douglas Island

The MH-60 crew refuels in Juneau after rescuing two.ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter crew located and rescued two missing hunters on the west side of Douglas Island at 12:30 p.m. Monday, and were safely flown to Juneau and awaiting emergency medical personnel. Saffron Hayes, 25, and Lee Ferguson, 55, both Juneau residents were reported to the Alaska...