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17th District Public Affairs

U.S. Coast Guard

News Release

Date: May 28, 2012

U.S. Coast Guard 17th District Public Affairs Kodiak

Contact: Petty Officer 1st Class Sara Francis

Office: (907) 487-5700

Mobile: (907) 654-4112

Multimedia Release: Coast Guard rescues four people from skiff in Bristol Bay

Editors note: To view or download video or high resolution photos please click on the images below.

KODIAK, Alaska - A Kodiak-based MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew conducts a rescue of four people from an overdue skiff on an ice floe in Bristol Bay 23 miles northwest of Port Heiden May 27, 2012. The skiff crew was taken safely to Dillingham to be evaluated by emergency medical personnel. U.S. Coast Guard video by Air Station Kodiak.

KODIAK, Alaska — A Kodiak-based MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew conducts a rescue of four people from an overdue skiff on an ice floe in Bristol Bay 23 miles northwest of Port Heiden May 27, 2012.

The skiff crew was taken safely to Dillingham to be evaluated by emergency medical personnel.

U.S. Coast Guard video by Air Station Kodiak.

KODIAK, Alaska - A Kodiak-based MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter flight mechanic hoists the first of four survivors from an 18-foot skiff aboard the helicopter 23 miles northwest of Port Heiden May 27, 2012. The four survivors departed Platinum May 25 on a subsistence hunt and were delivered safely to Dillingham by the rescue crew. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Kodiak.

KODIAK, Alaska — A Kodiak-based MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter flight mechanic hoists the first of four survivors from an 18-foot skiff aboard the helicopter 23 miles northwest of Port Heiden May 27, 2012.

The four survivors departed Platinum May 25 on a subsistence hunt and were delivered safely to Dillingham by the rescue crew.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Kodiak.

KODIAK, Alaska - A Kodiak-based MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter flight mechanic brings the third of four survivors from an 18-foot skiff aboard the helicopter 23 miles northwest of Port Heiden May 27, 2012. The four survivors departed Platinum May 25 and became trapped on an ice floe while avoiding a storm in Bristol Bay prompting a search and rescue effort by the Alaska State Troopers and the Coast Guard. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Kodiak.

KODIAK, Alaska — A Kodiak-based MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter flight mechanic brings the third of four survivors from an 18-foot skiff aboard the helicopter 23 miles northwest of Port Heiden May 27, 2012.

The four survivors departed Platinum May 25 and became trapped on an ice floe while avoiding a storm in Bristol Bay prompting a search and rescue effort by the Alaska State Troopers and the Coast Guard.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Kodiak.

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