The Coast Guard rescued a man after his boat capsized near Shelter Island near Juneau, Saturday. The un-injured man was hoisted from Shelter Island and brought him to Juneau.
The man used his cell phone to call Coast Guard about 10:54 a.m., after his 12-foot Zodiac capsized and was adrift near the north end of Shelter Island. He had righted the boat, and said he would attempt to row to Shelter Island.
The man activated his inReach SOS device when his boat capsized, providing a location for the Coast Guard and was also wearing an anti-exposure suit.
The individual was wearing an anti-exposure suit, and was equipped with an inReach device and a cell phone to call for help including his location. These factors contributed to his survival despite the adverse weather conditions of air temperature about 32 degrees and wind gusts up to 50 mph.
by Tom Evans, Injury at Sea. Continue Reading