Coast Guard helicopter and cutter crews rescued two people and three dogs Friday near Montague Island in Prince William Sound. The Coast Guard dispatched a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and the Cutter Chandeleur after a mayday call came in over VHF radio.
CCFR Assistant Chief Tod Chambers was on duty Sunday. During the first rescue, he remarked how many fewer rescues there were this summer. When he was called out again that same day for a second rescue, he joked that he jinxed it.
Alaska State Troopers rescued two overdue boaters in the Prince of Wales Island area over the weekend. According to the troopers online dispatch, a notice was put out by the U.S. Coast Guard late Saturday that two men in a 16-foot skiff had been reported overdue in the Whale Pass area.