Troopers, Coast Guard search for missing Wrangell boater

...cutter Anacapa and a Sitka helicopter crew searched Monday near Berg Bay, Blake Channel and Deer Island.Wrangell search and rescue personnel also have been looking for the missing boater.Searchers Monday were dealing with strong wind, snow and...
Search on for Wrangell fisherman

...some extreme weather, but we train year-round to locate and assist missing mariners," Commander Marc Burd, the search and rescue mission coordinator for Coast Guard Sector Juneau, said Monday in a prepared statement.A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk...
Search called off for Ketchikan hiker

...has steep switchbacks and "even steeper areas and cliffs," Peters said.The search for Nathan marks the fourth search and rescue effort in Southeast Alaska in a week's span.Peters recommended hikers and hunters take emergency overnight gear...
Search underway for Ketchikan hiker

...taken to the hospital as a precaution."It seems that whenever the seasons changes and hunters are out, we get search and rescues," Troopers spokeswoman Peters said. "That happens in every part of the state."She recommended hikers and hunters...
Migrant tragedy in Greek seas shows dangers as winter nears

...hang washing on fences.Judith Sunderland of Human Rights Watch said there is an urgent need to boost Greece's search-and-rescue capacity with more vessels from Frontex, the EU's border protection agency."The Greek Coast Guard is severely...
Nation and World
Five Britons killed after whale boat sinks

...sent an underwater recovery team to search for the missing person, with assistance from the Coast Guard and local search and rescue personnel.Barbara McLintock, a coroner's spokeswoman, said four men and one woman died and their ages ranged...
Nation and World
Feds pause Arctic deepwater port prep

...accidents and incidents and increases response times for search and rescue operations," the draft report states.Shell' study whether existing Arctic needs - including search and rescue - and shipping without oil drilling create sufficient...
More scams since PFD payouts

...state Department of Law.The Department of Law warns that the Cancer Exam Network, Children's Safety Bureau and Search and Rescue Charities may sound like trustworthy organizations, but that they were found to be making misleading statements...
Letter: $100 might save your life

Having served in the Coast Guard for over 30 years, including an assignment as Assistant Chief of Search and Rescue, I read stories such as the great and timely rescue performed by the LeConte crew with particular interest.I can understand...
Sitkans help give soldiers survival lessons

...of the Sitka Fire Department search and rescue team, invited members of various...plants and shelter-building; search and rescue provided transportation and...aid. The Coast Guard taught search and rescue, shelter construction, making...


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