Kayaker rescued near Keene Island
August 26, 2021
A kayaker was rescued Sunday by a good Samaritan and the Coast Guard near Keene Island.
A good Samaritan found the man approximately 14 nautical miles south of Petersburg after his kayak overturned and brought him aboard a vessel.
The man was then transferred to a Coast Guard Station Ketchikan 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew.
The Response Boat was diverted by Sector Juneau watchstanders after receiving a report of the kayaker from the Petersburg Police Department at 11:30 a.m.
The man was taken to shore in Petersburg to await EMS.
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