Articles Posted in Recreational Boaters

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Coast Guard Crews medevaced a man from the 65-foot Lady Crystal 34 miles southeast of Ketchikan, Alaska, Monday. After the 74 year old man fell, he was unresponsive and was going in and out of consciousness.The man was safely transported to Ketchikan where awaiting emergency medical services personnel took him to Peace Health Ketchikan Medical Center.

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Seven people were rescued from a life raft in Thorne Bay, Alaska, Friday, after their 58-foot fishing vessel Mystic Lady ran aground and sank.

A Coast Guard boat took the five adults and two children to a Thorne Bay pier in good condition.

The rescue was triggered by a 406 emergency position indicating radio beacon alert and a mayday broadcast via VHF-FM Channel 16 from the master of the Mystic Lady reporting that his vessel struck a rock and was sinking quickly. The master reported that seven people were abandoning ship into a life raft.

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Three adults and three children were rescued as their 27-foot cabin cruiser was taking on water near Long Island in Sitka Sound, Tuesday evening.

A Sitka Fire Rescue crew, and four good Samaritan crews participated in the rescue. A Coast Guard helicopter delivered deterring pumps.

The children were placed into a life raft with life jackets and were quickly picked up by the crew of the Poseidon, a good Samaritan vessel, and transported to Sitka.

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Three people were rescued from the 33-foot recreational cabin cruiser Study Beauty in Sawmill Bay, in the Valdez Arm, Alaska, Thursday, after the captain alerted Coast Guard that the passengers were nauseated and going in and out of consciousness and the captain himself was beginning to experience the same symptoms.

The 10-year-old boy, 63-year-old woman, and 72-year-old man along with two nurses who were assisting the three, were transported to Valdez where emergency medical personnel were waiting transfer to further medical care.

The good Samaritan vessel Salish Aire and crew were in the vicinity of the Study Beauty and rendered assistance. Two nurses from the Salish Aire boarded the Study Beauty and provided medical assistance by giving them oxygen.

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Coast Guard medevaced a man from his anchored vessel near Posliedni Point in Afognak Bay, Alaska, Sunday morning.

The Naushon crew launched their small boat and took the 65-year-old man and his wife on board the cutter. The Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted the man from the Naushon and transported him to awaiting emergency medical personnel in Kodiak, Alaska. The Naushon crew transported the man’s wife to Kodiak.

Coast Guard Sector Anchorage watchstanders received notification from the man and his wife who reported that he was suffering symptoms of a heart attack

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Three people were rescued from a 68-foot pleasure craft, Nu Explorer, that was taking on water near Port Angeles, Sunday night.

Coast Guard crews eventually dewatered the vessel and towed it to Port Angeles Boat Haven.

The distress notification came in around 8 p.m. that the pleasure craft Nu Explorer was taking on water. Coast Guard issued an urgent mariner information broadcast and the boat crew from Station Port Angeles launched in response.

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Three people were transferred to the good Samaritan vessel Atlin after their 22ft vessel ran aground and began taking on water at a rapid rate. They were taken in good condition to Auke Bay Harbor.

A Coast Guard Station Juneau response boat assisted after the 22-foot vessel was taking on water near Auke Bay, Alaska, Monday. The Cost Guard crew arrived on scene and transferred a dewatering pump to the aground 22-foot fiberglass vessel. After several attempts at dewatering the vessel, it was determined the rate of flooding was too great to manage.

The Coast Guard boat crew transferred the vessel owner to Auke Bay Harbor who is scheduled to develop salvage plans. There were no reports of fuel discharge.

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Multiple agencies are searching for a missing male, Sean Paffenbarger, in response to an emergency distress signal activated from an inReach device approximately 30 miles north of Sitka in Peril Strait, Sunday afternoon.

A Coast Guard helicopter crew, a Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Sitka boatcrew, and an Alaska State Troopers are searching the shoreline along Peril Strait. The Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick is also en route to begin searching. An emergency distress signal had been activated by a vessel in transit from Sitka to Saook Point.

After spotting a grounded 18-foot vessel located on Pogibshi Point matching the description of the vessel in distress, the helicopter crew deployed a rescue swimmer onto the beach while continuing aerial search patterns.

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Coast Guard air and boat crews rescued one woman and recovered one man after their 15-foot paddleboat was beset by weather near Three Tree Point in Burien, Wash.

An helicopter crew from Port Angeles and a Seattle 45-foot Response Boat responded to the incident and transferred both mariners to local Emergency Medical Service personnel.

Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound watchstanders received initial notification from King County Dispatch at 2:53 a.m., reporting two individuals aboard a paddleboat potentially beset by weather. Sector personnel established communication with the mariners via cell phone and reported hearing a loud scream before losing connection.

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The Coast Guard is searching for two men, 50-year-old James Cole and 48-year-old Sheridan “Scott” Stringer, after their 10-foot skiff capsized in Gastineau Channel near Juneau, Tuesday.

The Juneau Police Department received a call at 9pm Tuesday from a man near Aurora Harbor, Juneau, reporting that he heard people screaming for help.

A station Juneau smallboat crew rescued one person found on the hull of the capsized skiff Tuesday at 9:40 p.m. Juneau Police Department personnel reported to the Coast Guard that two other people safely swam ashore. The three survivors reported that two men were still missing.