(ALASKA) JUST IN: USCG REPORT: The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued a man after his kayak overturned near Keene Island, approximately 14 nautical miles south of Petersburg, Alaska, Sunday #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.30: Coast Guard Sector Juneau watchstanders received a report from Petersburg Police Department at 11:30 a.m. of the man in the water after his kayak overturned….

#AceDailyNews reports that Coast Guard and good Samaritan rescue kayaker in the water near Keene Island, Alaska then the good Samaritan then transferred the man to a Coast Guard Station Ketchikan 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew, who took the man to shore in Petersburg to awaiting EMS.

U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 08/22/2021 06:55 PM EDT

News Release

U.S. Coast Guard 17th District Alaska
Contact: 17th District Public Affairs
Office: (907) 463-2065
After Hours: (907) 209-8731
17th District online newsroom

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue kayaker in the water near Keene Island, Alaska


Sector Juneau watchstanders diverted a Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and a Station Ketchikan boat crew who was transiting back to Ketchikan after temporarily working out of Juneau. 

“The assistance the good Samaritan gave aided to the timely recovery of the kayaker,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Jared Buchmiller, Sector Juneau command duty officer. “The Alaskan maritime community is an asset to the Coast Guard and the public.”

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Aug.30: 2021:

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