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Media Contact: (907) 463-2065

17th District Public Affairs

U.S. Coast Guard

News Release

Date: Sept. 11, 2012

U.S. Coast Guard 17th District Public Affairs

Contact: Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst

Office: (907) 463-2065

Mobile: (907) 321-1866

UPDATE: Video Release: Coast Guard, partners rescue 2 mariners in Alaska

Editors Note: To view or download high resolution videos please click on the images below.

A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew safely hoists a mariner from the Gulf of Alaska Sept. 8, 2012. The rescued man spent more than 24 hours drifting in a fish tote before being located by a good Samaritan fishing vessel and rescued by the aircrew. U.S. Coast Guard video by Air Station Sitka.

A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew safely hoists a mariner from the Gulf of Alaska Sept. 8, 2012. The rescued man spent more than 24 hours drifting in a fish tote before being located by a good Samaritan fishing vessel and rescued by the aircrew. U.S. Coast Guard video by Air Station Sitka.

A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew safely hoists a mariner from a beach near Point Amelia, Alaska, Sept. 8, 2012. The rescued man donned a survival and swam to shore after his vessel sank in the Gulf of Alaska. U.S. Coast Guard video by Air Station Sitka.

A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew safely hoists a mariner from a beach near Point Amelia, Alaska, Sept. 8, 2012. The rescued man donned a survival and swam to shore after his vessel sank in the Gulf of Alaska. U.S. Coast Guard video by Air Station Sitka.

To read more about the rescue, click here.

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