JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard rescue two people and your two dogs the Sunday in Kah Sheets Bay approximately 18 miles from Petersburg, Alaska.
An Air Station SitkaMH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew hoisted two people from their 20-foot skiff and were transported to Petersburg. There were no reported injuries or medical concerns.
Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Juneau command center received a report from a good Samaritan at approximately 7:21 a.m. of a man overboard in Kah Sheets Bay after the owner of the skiff fell in the water when the vessel ran aground. The skiff with one person aboard became stuck between logs and the owner was able to get back aboard.
«The individuals in this case were in a very difficult situation with their vessel wedged underneath an overhanging tree and surrounded by swift water,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Aaron Eckstein, the rescue swimmer from the rescue. “They had the right equipment on board, including an operational VHF radio and brightly colored signals, that enabled us to find them quickly and provide assistance.»