The largest tropical downpour in U.S. history has given way to catastrophic flooding in Texas. Before Hurricane Harvey made landfall, several Sitka-based Coast Guard members were deployed there to assist with relief efforts.
Beneath blistering heat, the Coast Guard performed two mountain rescues in Sitka in a single day this weekend: one near a lake and another atop a dormant volcano, both hikers struck down by heat exhaustion.
A man suffering from chest pain was hoisted from a fishing vessel by the U.S. Coast Guard Wednesday night (07-26-17). Pilot Lt. Robert McCabe said the hoist was one of the most challenging the Air Station has ever done because of the low visibility.