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Coast Guard event looks back at freighter grounding

...of the Selendang Ayu off the boat.After taking all of the crew off the ship except the captain and a Coast Guard rescue swimmer, a big wave hit the side of the grounded ship, throwing water into the air. It hit the helicopter and caused it...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-29/coast-guard-event-looks-back-freighter-
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Coast Guard medevacs woman in Port Alexander

...B that a woman had been injured when the fishing vessel took a roll. Once the rescue crew arrived on scene, the rescue swimmer hoisted the injured women from the anchored fishing vessel and transported her to Sitka."The captain made the right...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-02/coast-guard-medevacs-woman-port-alexand
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Fire departments have 3-day water rescue exercise

...experience, he said. Like any firehouse, his people all bring skills when they become firefighters. He's got a para-rescue swimmer, a fabricator, a mechanic, a former construction worker and a commercial fishermen to draw from when the job calls...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-16/fire-departments-have-3-day-water-rescu
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Coast Guard, good Samaritan help vessel in distress near Fairweather Ground

...helicopter crew brought two more dewatering pumps and a rescue swimmer to assist in dewatering efforts.The helicopter remained...the flooding was under control before retrieving the rescue swimmer and returning to Sitka. The Myra continued on its...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-01-30/coast-guard-good-samaritan-help-vessel-
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State Briefs

...lending agency, will administer the existing grant contracts starting July 1. Coast Guard honors rescue swimmer, crew KODIAK - A Coast Guard rescue swimmer who helped save five commercial fishermen from the Bering Sea has been honored with a medal...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060303/sta_briefs.shtml
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Man, son, dog rescued from raft

...search for the three. The helicopter crew located the Bingmans in the life raft at 7:40 a.m. The crew lowered rescue swimmer Petty Officer Chris Mann, 22, to conduct his first rescue. Mann swam with the three to the rescue basket, one...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072802/sta_rescue.shtml
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Boat skipper dies at helm

...boat from Juneau at 11:10 p.m. Saturday. The helicopter arrived at about 12:45 a.m. Sunday and lowered a rescue swimmer. The swimmer found that the captain did not respond to life-monitor machines. The rescue boat arrived about 1...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082701/Loc_skipper.shtml
Local
Coast Guard rescues overdue hunter near Juneau

...arrived in the area of Lincoln Island and saw a flashing light. The flashing light was confirmed to be Jimmy by a rescue swimmer lowered from the rescue helicopter. The rescue helicopter crew hoisted Jimmy and transported him to emergency medical...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121310/reg_755913918.shtml
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Alaska Digest

...Lynchburg, Va., was the only person wearing a survival suit, the Coast Guard said. He was assisted in the water by a rescue swimmer and hoisted to safety by a Coast Guard helicopter. The bodies of skipper David "Cowboy" Hasselquist, 51, of Hoonah...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102006/sta_20061020015.shtml
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Rescue swimmer helped injured in boat fire

...lowering a basket. A helicopter would have to drop a rescue swimmer into the boiling sea, and the injured crewmen would...and smoke from the fires, the helicopter dropped a rescue swimmer, Petty Officer 2nd Class Jason Quinn. "He's one...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102302/sta_rescue.shtml
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