U.S. Coast Guard

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)
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)

Dead man found in water near downtown

The body of a 53-year-old Juneau man was found in the water near Coast Guard Station Juneau on Sunday afternoon.

Lituya Bay, pictured, is the sight of a Friday helicopter crash that resulted in three people missing. As of Saturday morning, the U.S. Coast Guard had rescued one survivor, a 14-year-old boy. (Coutesy Photo | Mandy Lindeberg, NOAA/NMFS/AKFSC via Flickr)

3 missing after Lituya Bay helicopter crash

A boy has been rescued, but the U.S. Coast Guard is still searching for two adults and a child.

Lituya Bay, pictured, is the sight of a Friday helicopter crash that resulted in three people missing. As of Saturday morning, the U.S. Coast Guard had rescued one survivor, a 14-year-old boy. (Coutesy Photo | Mandy Lindeberg, NOAA/NMFS/AKFSC via Flickr)
Lituya Bay, pictured, is the site of a Friday helicopter crash that resulted in three people missing. The U.S. Coast Guard rescued one survivor, a 14-year-old boy. (Courtesy Photo | Mandy Lindeberg, NOAA/NMFS/AKFSC via Flickr)

Search suspended for helicopter crash victims

After a day and a half of searching, the U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search Sunday for three potential survivors of a helicopter crash near Lituya Bay.

Lituya Bay, pictured, is the site of a Friday helicopter crash that resulted in three people missing. The U.S. Coast Guard rescued one survivor, a 14-year-old boy. (Courtesy Photo | Mandy Lindeberg, NOAA/NMFS/AKFSC via Flickr)
A Coast Guard and Capital City Fire/Rescue crew medevaced a 74-year-old patient from the cruise ship Noordam at the south end of Auke Bay after he displayed signs of a heart attack on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (Courtesy Photo | U.S. Coast Guard)

Coast Guard, CCFR get patient from cruise ship to hospital

The U.S. Coast Guard and Capital City Fire/Rescue had to work together Thursday to get a cruise passenger off his ship and to the hospital

A Coast Guard and Capital City Fire/Rescue crew medevaced a 74-year-old patient from the cruise ship Noordam at the south end of Auke Bay after he displayed signs of a heart attack on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (Courtesy Photo | U.S. Coast Guard)
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)

Coast Guard suspends search for missing Kake man

The U.S. Coast Guard announced that it has suspended search efforts for a 55-year-old Kake man who might have fallen off a pier.

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)

New totem pole on Prince of Wales Island honors Alaska’s veterans

KLAWOCK — A well-attended, three-day celebration culminated with a totem pole raising ceremony Aug. 18 at Prince of Wales Island. The 37-foot totem stands to… Continue reading

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Coast Guard crews compete in annual skills competition

The event brings Coast Guard vessels and their crews from all over the state together in Juneau.

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Chef Berkeley Scott, of the buoy tender Hickory, prepares two burgers to be judged on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Coast Guard chefs compete to see who can make the best burger

Culinary Specialist-3 Berkeley Scott crouched down like a golfer reading a green, his eyes just inches away from the sizzling burger. Scott, a cook aboard… Continue reading

Chef Berkeley Scott, of the buoy tender Hickory, prepares two burgers to be judged on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Alaska State Wildlife Troopers R/V Sentry goes through Alaska waters in this undated photo. (Alaska Wildlife Troopers | Courtesy Photo)

Body found in ocean near Glacier Bay

The body of an older white man was found floating in the waters of the Pacific Ocean near Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, according… Continue reading

Alaska State Wildlife Troopers R/V Sentry goes through Alaska waters in this undated photo. (Alaska Wildlife Troopers | Courtesy Photo)
A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircew locates a downed aircraft inverted in Crillon Lake, in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, July 18, 2018. The National Park Service requested Coast Guard assistance in locating the pilot of the aircraft, who was found and hoisted from a Crillon Lake shore with minor injuries. (U.S. Coast Guard | Courtesy Photo)

Man survives plane crash into lake

Thanks in part to prior preparation, a man is safe after his plane flipped and crash landed in a lake in Glacier Bay National Park… Continue reading

A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircew locates a downed aircraft inverted in Crillon Lake, in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, July 18, 2018. The National Park Service requested Coast Guard assistance in locating the pilot of the aircraft, who was found and hoisted from a Crillon Lake shore with minor injuries. (U.S. Coast Guard | Courtesy Photo)
This file photo shows the Holland America Westerdam in Southeast Alaska. (National Park Service | Courtesy Photo)

Park Service suspends search for overboard cruise ship passenger

After a day-long search that spread across the waters and shores of Glacier Bay, the National Park Service suspended its efforts Saturday for a man… Continue reading

This file photo shows the Holland America Westerdam in Southeast Alaska. (National Park Service | Courtesy Photo)
The Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Munro sails past Margerie Glacier in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, July 15, 2018. The Douglas Munro crew assisted the Glacier Bay National Park Service personnel in rescuing four people whose kayaks overturned in rough waters, but all four people made it to shore. (U.S. Coast Guard | Courtesy Photo)

Four kayakers survive after boats overturn in Glacier Bay

It was a busy weekend for Coast Guard personnel in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, as responders helped rescue two hikers and four kayakers… Continue reading

The Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Munro sails past Margerie Glacier in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, July 15, 2018. The Douglas Munro crew assisted the Glacier Bay National Park Service personnel in rescuing four people whose kayaks overturned in rough waters, but all four people made it to shore. (U.S. Coast Guard | Courtesy Photo)

Coast Guard asks for opinions on Gastineau Channel

The U.S. Coast Guard is asking mariners for their opinions on Gastineau Channel. Coast Guard Sector Juneau has created an online survey to judge how… Continue reading

Coast Guard reports busy Friday with twin Southeast medevacs

Coast Guard Air Station Sitka reported a busy morning with a pair of medevacs from unrelated medical emergencies in Southeast Alaska. According to Coast Guard… Continue reading

Coast Guardsmen gather for Buoy Tender Olympics at Station Juneau

The crews of seven U.S. Coast Guard buoy tenders and one Canadian vessel have gathered at Coast Guard Station Juneau for a week of training… Continue reading