Southeast’s tall young mountains, giant earthquakes, green rainforests and large bears have kept University of Alaska geologist Dan Mann coming back for nearly half a century.
Geologists say the conditions that can lead to landslide-generated tsunamis are only getting more pronounced in Alaska.
The glacial dam release is believed to have flowed under Lituya Glacier and into Lituya Bay back in August.
Aiden Pepperd, 14, was rescued after Friday’s crash of the Airbus H125. The Coast Guard suspended the search for the other three missing people.
The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a teenage boy who survived a helicopter crash Friday near a bay in Southeast Alaska, but continued searching for three others throughout the day Saturday, including the boy’s father and brother.
The group was bound for Yakutat on Friday and reported overdue in the evening.
A Coast Guard helicopter crew out of Sitka hoisted two hikers from near Lituya Bay after one was injured and needed immediate medical care.
Four people are safe after their fishing tender sank off Cape Fairweather early Wednesday morning.