Coast Guard assists in Klawock hunter search and rescue

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Coast Guard assisted Alaska State Troopers in locating and rescuing a missing hunter near Klawock.

    The 73-year-old man was rescued Saturday.

    He had been reported missing at 9 a.m. that same day.

    Coast Guard Sector Juneau watchstanders received a request from the Alaska State Troopers around 6:30 p.m. to assist them and Klawock Search and Rescue to search for the man.

    A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew launched arrived on the scene around 8:37 p.m., located the hunter, hoisted him, and transferred him to awaiting EMS and the Alaska State Troopers at Klawock airport.

    "We are grateful for the teamwork between the Alaska State Trooper, Klawock Search and Rescue, and the Air Station Sitka aircrew," said Ensign Max Carfagno, Sector Juneau command duty officer. "That assisted in the timely response to locate the man and get him to safety."

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