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Ex-cop, coastie accused of PFD fraud

...was listed as his legal residence.Barela, a helicopter pilot for the Coast Guard, in the past was stationed at Air Station Sitka, and most recently at Air Station Kodiak.U.S. Coast Guard spokesman Petty Officer Grant DeVuyst said Barela...
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for June 15, 2015

...legislatures, we worry about Alaska's fate.Thumbs up to the Coast Guard. On Wednesday morning, an aircrew from Air Station Sitka rescued four men from the 73-foot fishing vessel Kupreanof just before it sank in Cross Sound. This incident is...
Coast Guard rescues 4 from sinking vessel near Lituya Bay

A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka aircrew rescued four men from...emergency medical services at Air Station Sitka.Sector Juneau watchstanders...MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Sitka.The aircrew arrived on scene...
Sitka search, rescue crews help 2 sets of lost hikers

...disoriented. The fire department dispatched two teams, one to locate the hiking party with a U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Sitka helicopter, and the other to go up the trail.Later a team was deployed up Mount Verstovia to assist a dehydrated...
Coast Guard rescues climber was alone when he was rescued.The hiker had dialed 911, and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter was scrambled from Air Station Sitka. It arrived on the scene at 7:10 p.m., and the hiker used a small mirror or reflective device to guide the...
Coast Guard rescues man near Sitka

According to an email from a U.S. Coast Guard spokesman, an Air Station Sitka Jayhawk helicopter crew rescued a man complaining of chest pain on Sunday.In the email, Petty Officer 2nd Class Grant DeVuyst...
Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater

...was officially suspended at about 9 p.m. Tuesday. Crews from Station Juneau, the Coast Guard Cutter Liberty, Air Station Sitka, the Coast Guard Auxiliary, SEADOGS and the Alaska State Troopers searched a total of 190 square miles for approximately...
No sign of missing Auke Bay boater

...auxiliary vessel to search for the man from the water. They also dispatched an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Sitka to search by air. The helicopter crew finished its search at 6:30 p.m. Monday, refueled in Juneau and flew...
Eyak's sinking leaves Port Alexander isolated

...the Sitka Police Department, got a call around 5 a.m. that someone needed help.The Coast Guard helicopter at Air Station Sitka was already busy with a medevac request that came in earlier. That meant help for the Eyak came by sea.Sitka's...
Boater reported missing near Coghlan Island

...crew from Station Juneau and an auxiliary vessel to look for him, as well a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Sitka, the release states. The Coast Guard Cutter Liberty joined the search Monday evening.The search thus far has been...


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