search and rescue

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)
A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew medevacs a patient from Wrangell to Sitka, Alaska, July 17, 2018. (Courtesy photo | Stephen Prysunka)
A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew medevacs a patient from Wrangell to Sitka, Alaska, July 17, 2018. (Courtesy photo | Stephen Prysunka)
Mount Jumbo rises up across from downtown Juneau on Douglas Island on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Mount Jumbo rises up across from downtown Juneau on Douglas Island on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A Coast Guard boat searches Gastineau Channel for two missing boaters on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. (Angelo Saggiomo | Juneau Empire)
A Coast Guard boat searches Gastineau Channel for two missing boaters on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. (Angelo Saggiomo | Juneau Empire)
A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew medevacs a patient from Wrangell to Sitka, Alaska, July 17, 2018. (Courtesy photo | Stephen Prysunka)
A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew medevacs a patient from Wrangell to Sitka, Alaska, July 17, 2018. (Courtesy photo | Stephen Prysunka)
Members of a rescue team evaluate the terrain near the Mendenhall Towers as they search for the remains of climbers George “Ryan” Johnson and Marc-André Leclerc. (Courtesy Photo | Mike Janes)
Members of a rescue team evaluate the terrain near the Mendenhall Towers as they search for the remains of climbers George “Ryan” Johnson and Marc-André Leclerc. (Courtesy Photo | Mike Janes)
A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew medevacs a patient from Wrangell to Sitka, Alaska, July 17, 2018. (Courtesy Photo | Stephen Prysunka)

Three hunters rescued unharmed from mountain

Three hunters were rescued Monday morning on William Henry Mountain.

A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew medevacs a patient from Wrangell to Sitka, Alaska, July 17, 2018. (Courtesy Photo | Stephen Prysunka)
Lituya Bay, pictured, is the sight of a Friday helicopter crash that left three people missing. The body of one of the men on board was recovered Monday. (Coutesy Photo | Mandy Lindeberg, NOAA/NMFS/AKFSC via Flickr)

Troopers recover one of three from helo crash site

A search and rescue team recovered the body Monday of one of three people missing from a Friday helicopter crash near Lituya Bay, according to… Continue reading

Lituya Bay, pictured, is the sight of a Friday helicopter crash that left three people missing. The body of one of the men on board was recovered Monday. (Coutesy Photo | Mandy Lindeberg, NOAA/NMFS/AKFSC via Flickr)