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: MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crews from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka 26-foot Trailerable Aids to Navigation boat 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. Pastel was reported missing, Sunday, after failing...

Coast Guard assists Sitka Mountain Rescue to rescue injured hiker on Baranof Island, Alaska

Coast Guard assists Sitka Mountain Rescue to rescue injured hiker on 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 rescued an injured hiker after falling approximately 150 feet while hiking with his wife on the Cross Island Trail of Mt. Bassie, Baranof Island, Alaska, Friday. The aircrew successfully and safely hoisted both the injured man and his wife and transported them...

Coast Guard assists multiple agencies with mountain rescue, Sitka, Alaska

Coast Guard assists multiple agencies with mountain rescue, Sitka, Alaska
A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew transferred an injured hiker to emergency medical services for further care, Sitka, Alaska, June 15, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo. KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew assisted Alaska State Troopers and Sitka Mountain Rescue personnel to hoist a 50-year-old man who fell off a steep...

Coast Guard suspends search for man reported missing north of Sitka, Alaska

Coast Guard suspends search for man reported missing north of Sitka, Alaska
Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick File Photo ANCHORAGE, Alaska –The Coast Guard suspended their search Monday night for a man reported missing approximately 30 miles north of Sitka in Peril Strait. Missing is Sean Paffenbarger. A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick, a boatcrew from Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Sitka,...

Coast Guard responds to emergency distress signal about 30 miles north of Sitka

Coast Guard responds to emergency distress signal about 30 miles north of Sitka
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 File Photo ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard, along with the Alaska State Troopers and Sitka Mountain Rescue, are searching for a missing male in response to an emergency distress signal activated from an inReach device approximately 30 miles north of Sitka in Peril Strait, Sunday afternoon. Missing is Sean Paffenbarger. A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60...

Coast Guard, Alaska State Troopers respond to plane crash near Angoon, Alaska

Coast Guard, Alaska State Troopers respond to plane crash near Angoon, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard and Alaska State Troopers are responding to the report of a downed aircraft on Admiralty Island approximately 20 miles southeast of Angoon Friday. Wreckage from a Cessna 206 has been located and a Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Sitka, members of Sitka Mountain Rescue and a commercial aircrew are searching for survivors. The Coast Guard...

Video – Coast Guard rescues 2 injured boaters following allision near Sitka, Alaska

Video - Coast Guard rescues 2 injured boaters following allision near Sitka, Alaska
KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew rescued two injured boaters from a 32-foot pleasure craft near Salisbury Sound 25 miles northeast of Sitka Tuesday. The Jayhawk crew located the vessel Atlantis, safely hoisted both boaters aboard the helicopter and transported them to awaiting emergency medical personnel in Sitka for further transport to Mt. Edgecumbe...

Coast Guard medevacs injured man near Sitka, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs injured man near Sitka, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced a man with multiple injuries from a beach approximately 10 miles north of Sitka Friday. The man, who reportedly had a tree fall on him while in the woods, was safely transported by the Jayhawk crew to emergency medical service personnel for transfer to Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital in Sitka for additional care. The...