Juneau, Alaska (KINY) The US Coast Guard, Alaska State Troopers and Juneau Mountain Rescue teamed up to rescue three hunters in distress.
A Jayhawk rescue helicopter from Air Station Sitka was able to hoist three hunters from William Henry Mountain, northwest of William Henry Bay in Lynn Canal.
The two men and one woman were hoisted aboard the helicopter. All three reported no medical concerns.
The Coast Guard Sector Juneau Command Center received an agency assistance call from Troopers about the hunters. They were stranded on the mountain, were not in immediate stress, but had exhausted their provisions.
The helicopter waited until first light Monday and picked up two Mountain Rescue members and proceeded to the scene.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Kyle Gee thanked the other agencies for the cooperation, "Having the Juneau Mountain Rescue members aboard our helicopter allowed us the ability to lower them to provide assistance if we unable to safely conduct the hoist. It truly highlights the extend we and partner agencies go to ensure the safety of all no matter what level of distress."
Weather on the scene was 30 miles per hour winds and three miles of visibility.