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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...
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...
Dealer is only Kodiak source of Class III weapons

...find."If you can find an opening or something somebody wants, try for it," he said.Arnick is a Coast Guard rescue swimmer, and he said his goal isn't to compete with stores like Cy's Sporting Goods and Mack's Sport Shop, each of...
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...
Man, son, dog rescued from raft 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...
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...
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...
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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...
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...
Fighters hit the floor hard

...pleased with his family's support, especially since "they aren't really into this stuff." Sitka's Coast Guard rescue swimmer, Matt Keiper, knocked out Mike "Nice Guy" Edenshaw forty-four seconds into round one. "It was one shot, that's...


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