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Coast Guard, partners searching for missing boaters in Southeast Alaska

Coast Guard and local search and rescue crews in Southeast Alaska are searching for two missing boaters who were reported overdue near Ketchikan Monday evening. Coast Guard...
Dyea gauges flood damage

...owns George's Auto Repair in nearby Skagway, caught the attention of a helicopter overhead and waited until a search-and-rescue crew from the Skagway Fire Department arrived. After trying unsuccessfully to reach the house by raft, the crew...

One killed, two rescued after plane crash ANCHORAGE -- A Canadian search and rescue crew worked Saturday to recover the body of a pilot killed when his plane crashed on a glacier in Kluane National Park, while the two...
State Briefs

...captains escaped injury in a crash landing near the foothills of the Alaska Range southwest of Delta Junction. Search and rescue crews spent seven hours looking for Timothy J. Smith, 26, and David Cobb, 29, on Sunday. The men crashed in a...
Woman hurt by whale under boat

...incident to the U.S. Coast Guard and the National Marine Fisheries Service, Pitts said. The Coast Guard alerted search and rescue crews, but none responded. "There was no distress, or any problem that the Coast Guard needed to respond to...
Alaska Digest

...Saturday about 200 feet from shore. She was pronounced dead at a local clinic, police said. Hooper Bay police and search and rescue crews continued to search Saturday for the canoe's two other occupants: Joseph Tomaganuk, 15, and Daylon Tall...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

The meetings focus on discussing their roles and missions, working to improve cooperation during future searches and touring Coast Guard operations around the state, said Petty Officer Roger Wetherell of Juneau.
Training for trouble

...communication system to wake up and alert JMR members of the mission.Previously, broadcasting the message to the search-and-rescue crew of where to meet and what was going on was the responsibility of one person at the top of the phone tree. But...
U.S., Russian search coordinators meet

U.S. Coast Guard search and rescue coordinators and marine safety officials are meeting with their Russian counterparts in Alaska this week.
Accountability a must after Katrina

...agencies accountable for their pathetic federal response. Their mismanagement of the National Guard, FEMA and search and rescue crews is nearly systematic and scandalous. The public deserves to know why the Department of Homeland Security failed...


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