Coast Guard, Sitka Mountain Rescue locate overdue boater near Sitka, Alaska

Coast Guard, Sitka Mountain Rescue locate overdue boater near Sitka, Alaska
  KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard and Sitka Mountain Rescue located a missing boater and safely reunited him with his family in Sitka Sound Tuesday. A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Sitka located the 85-year-old man aboard his 32-foot fishing vessel Saltshaker and directed a Sitka Mountain Rescue small boat crew to his location to provide assistance. Coast Guard...

Coast Guard, partners rescue 2 mariners in Alaska

Coast Guard, partners rescue 2 mariners in Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard and other search and rescue personnel rescued two mariners in the vicinity of Point Amelia, about 25 miles northwest of Sitka, Saturday. According to one of the rescued men, their 28-foot fishing vessel, the Kaitlin Rai, sank near Beaver Point Friday afternoon, leaving one man stranded in a fishing tote and the other in the water. The survivor in the water located a survival...

Coast Guard rescues father and son from mountain near Sitka

Coast Guard File PhotoKODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew assisted a Sitka Mountain Rescue team in rescuing a father and son who were stranded on Harbor Mountain near Sitka Friday evening. Sitka Mountain Rescue requested support from the Coast Guard Sector Juneau command center, reporting that Scott Swyers, 31, and his father John, 57, were stranded...

Sitka Mountain Rescue and Coast Guard respond to sinking fishing vessel in Sitka Sound

KODIAK, Alaska – Sitka Mountain Rescue with Coast Guard assistance rescued a man from a sinking fishing vessel in Sitka Sound late Monday.

Coast Guard, Sitka Mountain Rescue assist stranded hikers on Mount Bassie

KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew assisted a Sitka Mountain Rescue team to rescue four hikers stranded on Mount Bassie on Baranof Island six miles south of Sitka Thursday.

Coast Guard to present public service award to Sitka Mountain Rescue

KODIAK, Alaska – Rear Adm. Christopher Colvin, commander District 17, is scheduled to present a Meritorious Public Service Award to Sitka Mountain Rescue at Air Station Sitka Wednesday at 3 p.m. for saving the life of an injured hunter Oct. 15, 2009.

Coast Guard suspends search for Sitka Fisherman

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Coast Guard suspended its search at 1:44 p.m. Sunday for a missing Sitka fisherman presumed to have fallen overboard from his 32-foot fishing vessel the Miss Dee Dee that was found aground in Fish Bay more than 20 miles north of Sitka.

Coast Guard search for missing Sitka fisherman continues

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Coast Guard is working with Alaska State Troopers, Sitka Mountain Rescue and the fishing vessel Brant crew in a continued search for a missing Sitka man after his vessel was discovered grounded with the engines still running more than 20 miles north of Sitka in Fish Bay Friday around 7 p.m.

Coast Guard rescues off duty police officer near Sitka

JUNEAU, Alaska – A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter crew from Air Station Sitka along with Sitka Mountain Rescue saves a Sitka man who had fallen from a cliff near Alpine Lake, 10 miles north of Sitka Friday at 7:40 a.m.