search and rescue

Several Coast Guard Station Juneau 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew members speak with the owner of a disabled 22-foot sailing vessel after towing it from Marmion Island to Mike Pusich Douglas Harbor in Juneau, Sept. 13, 2020. (Courtesy Photo/Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony DeLorenzo)
Several Coast Guard Station Juneau 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew members speak with the owner of a disabled 22-foot sailing vessel after towing it from Marmion Island to Mike Pusich Douglas Harbor in Juneau, Sept. 13, 2020. (Courtesy Photo/Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony DeLorenzo)
Capt. Steve White, from U.S. Coast Guard Sector Juneau, gives a presentation to the Visitor Industry Task Force in the Assembly chambers on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
Capt. Steve White, from U.S. Coast Guard Sector Juneau, gives a presentation to the Visitor Industry Task Force in the Assembly chambers on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
Coast Guardsmen aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk rescued a boy injured hiking near Haines on Wednesday evening. (Courtesy photo / U.S. Coast Guard
Coast Guardsmen aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk rescued a boy injured hiking near Haines on Wednesday evening. (Courtesy photo / U.S. Coast Guard
An MH-60 Jayhawk from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka conducts a training flight on Dec. 11, 2006. (U.S. Coast Guard photo / Petty Officer 1st Class William Greer)
An MH-60 Jayhawk from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka conducts a training flight on Dec. 11, 2006. (U.S. Coast Guard photo / Petty Officer 1st Class William Greer)
A helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka carries out training in Juneau, Alaska, June 26, 2018. (Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios | U.S. Coast Guard)

Good Samaritans, Coast Guard rescue capsized boaters

Good Samaritans and good life jacket use likely saved their lives.

A helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka carries out training in Juneau, Alaska, June 26, 2018. (Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios | U.S. Coast Guard)
A Coast Guard Station Juneau 45-foot medium response boat patrols Auke Bay during an exercise in 2018. Coast Guardsmen from Station Juneau aboard a similar boat rescued two stranded kayakers on Couverden Island on May 1, 2020. (Lt. Brian Dykens | U.S. Coast Guard)
A Coast Guard Station Juneau 45-foot medium response boat patrols Auke Bay during an exercise in 2018. Coast Guardsmen from Station Juneau aboard a similar boat rescued two stranded kayakers on Couverden Island on May 1, 2020. (Lt. Brian Dykens | U.S. Coast Guard)
Members of Coast Guard Station Juneau aboard a 45-foot response boat—Medium conduct drills near Juneau, Jan. 24, 2018. (Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios | U.S. Coast Guard)
Members of Coast Guard Station Juneau aboard a 45-foot response boat—Medium conduct drills near Juneau, Jan. 24, 2018. (Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios | U.S. Coast Guard)
In this file photo from June 26, 2018, a helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka carries out training in Juneau. (Courtesy photo | Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios via U.S. Coast Guard)
In this file photo from June 26, 2018, a helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka carries out training in Juneau. (Courtesy photo | Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios via U.S. Coast Guard)
Tango is a search dog with SEADOGS, an all-volunteer K-9 rescue team that assists with missing persons cases. Both two-legged and four-legged SEADOGS members were at the Moose Lodge Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Tango is a search dog with SEADOGS, an all-volunteer K-9 rescue team that assists with missing persons cases. Both two-legged and four-legged SEADOGS members were at the Moose Lodge Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Meet the rescuers: The story behind yesterday’s dramatic cliffside rescue of Nootka, the dog
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Meet the rescuers: The story behind yesterday’s dramatic cliffside rescue of Nootka, the dog
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A man and his dogs are safe after a scare on the Mendenhall River
A man and his dogs are safe after a scare on the Mendenhall River
Snowboarder dies in avalanche near Haines
Snowboarder dies in avalanche near Haines
Scott McCutcheon demonstrates with a rescue rope on Tuesday after helping save Bob Funk, a biker who had fallen through the ice at Mendenhall Lake, a few days earlier. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)
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Scott McCutcheon demonstrates with a rescue rope on Tuesday after helping save Bob Funk, a biker who had fallen through the ice at Mendenhall Lake, a few days earlier. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)
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Coast Guard searches channel after report of flipped skiff
Coast Guard searches channel after report of flipped skiff
Counting down the top stories of 2018
Counting down the top stories of 2018
Flags are raised on U.S. Coast Guard buoy tenders for reveille before the start of the Buoy Tender Olympics at Station Juneau on Aug. 22. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Flags are raised on U.S. Coast Guard buoy tenders for reveille before the start of the Buoy Tender Olympics at Station Juneau on Aug. 22. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
The Herbert Glacier, located between the Herbert and Eagle Rivers about 30 miles from downtown Juneau, is pictured in November 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)                                 The Herbert Glacier, located between the Herbert and Eagle Rivers about 30 miles from downtown Juneau, is pictured in November 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
The Herbert Glacier, located between the Herbert and Eagle Rivers about 30 miles from downtown Juneau, is pictured in November 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)                                 The Herbert Glacier, located between the Herbert and Eagle Rivers about 30 miles from downtown Juneau, is pictured in November 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)