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Rescuers focus attention on prevention

Cdr. Pete Melnick, Air Station Sitka, and Sitka Mountain Rescue captain Don Kluting discuss some simple ideas for outdoor safety, whether you’re planning a major hike or an afternoon walk. more

VIDEO: Coast Guard helicopter rescues two near Kruzof Island

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A Coast Guard helicopter rescued two hunters on Saturday after their skiff overturned near Sitka Point. The skiff apparently capsized after one of the two stepped out onto shore. A second man was left in the water, and managed to climb on top of the overturned boat. Coast Guard crew members filmed the rescue. To watch the video, click here: more

Air power


A helicopter crew from Air Station Sitka rescues a man from a sinking vessel in Keku Strait on Tuesday (11-1-11). Winds at the time were over 40 knots. The crew flew Lester Kuntz, 47, to his hometown of Wrangell, where he was reported in good condition. His 22-foot boat, The Keeper, later sank. (Video provided by USCG Public Affairs.)
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