Coast Guard hoists man from water in Union Bay, Alaska


November 26, 2020

The Coast Guard rescued a 70-year-old man from the waters of Union Bay, Alaska, northwest of Meyers Chuck, Sunday.

A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted the man, who was in the water clinging to a piece of debris, and took him to awaiting emergency medical services in Ketchikan, Alaska, according to a Coast Guard press release.

The man was reported to be in stable condition.

Coast Guard 17th District command center personnel notified Sector Juneau watchstanders of a search and rescue satellite alert from the fishing vessel Irony at approximately 4:46 p.m.


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