Coast Guard rescues stranded mariners

    MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka as it sits on a snowy riverbank in Alaska. (Photo Credit: Petty Officer 1st Class Ali Blackburn)

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Coast Guard Sitka aircrew assisted three mariners and their two dogs after their vessel ran aground in the Gilkey River, Alaska over the weekend.

    The helicopter crew located the mariners on a riverbank just north of Juneau and transported them to emergency medical service in Juneau.

    A friend of the stranded party attempted unsuccessfully to rescue the mariners in his own vessel

    The stranded mariners reportedly made a fire on shore Saturday night while communications were relayed between the good Samaritan and Sector Juneau personnel.

    No injuries were reported at the time of the rescue.

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