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Coast Guard crews searched for two people in the water after a skiff capsized near Salt Chuck in the northern portion of Duncan Canal, Friday.

At approximately 1:00 a.m., Sector Juneau watchstanders received a notification from the crew of a vessel that two individuals went into the water after their skiff capsized while in transit to them. The crew was able to save one of the two people, later reported in good condition.

Petersburg Search and Rescue personnel, an Alaska State Trooper boat crew, a Coast Guard Air Station Sitka helicopter crew, other surface assets and the crew of the reporting vessel conducted on-the-water and shorelines searches. Unfortunately, one individual was located deceased by the Coast Guard helicopter crew.

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Coast Guard crews hoisted an injured man from a sport fishing vessel that ran aground near Chinook Harbor, Washington, Monday morning.

Coast Guard in Astoria, Oregon, were notified at 10:40 a.m., that an individual aboard a 20-foot boat had suffered a head injury after the vessel he was in ran aground.

Coast Guard units arrived on scene at approximately 11 a.m. and deployed a rescue swimmer into the water near the grounded vessel. A crewmember from the Cape Disappointment rescue boat was also able to board the boat to render assistance.

The Coast Guard members, with the help of the other four persons on the grounded vessel, put the injured man on a litter and hoisted him into the helicopter. The aircraft transported the injured man to Air Station Astoria, where he was transferred to awaiting emergency medical services personnel at noon.

The patient’s medical condition was reported as stable.

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The Coast Guard rescued 10 people aboard a vessel in distress 25-miles southwest of Neah Bay, Thursday afternoon.

The Coast Guard Cutter Wahoo and a 47-foot Motor Life Boat from Station Neah Bay rescued four minors and six adults and escorted the vessel to Neah Bay with no reported injuries.

The distress call, at 10:15 a.m., from a person aboard the 33-foot recreational vessel, “Doesn’t Matter”, who reported to be taking on water southwest of Cape Flattery. The engine failed and the installed bilge pumps were unable to handle the rate at which water was flowing into the boat.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.