Teens resuced by Coast Guard by Selawik Lake

    An 18-foot flat bottom vessel is shown drifting on Selawik Lake, Oct. 5th. (Photo Courtesy of Coast Guard)

    Juneau Alaska (KINY) - A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrew rescued three teenagers stranded near Selawik Lake this week.

    Watchstanders received an assistance request Tuesday morning to help locate three teenagers who were overdue to return from a hunting trip.

    State Troopers called the Coast Guard to search for the three teens who reportedly departed and did not return as scheduled.

    The teens became stranded on land after their boat broke loose and drifted across the bay.

    The teens had no overnight camping gear but did have a cell phone that was last used Monday evening.

    While the Coast Guard was en route to the search area, an Alaska State pilot located the teens and their skiff.

    The Coast Guard aircrew diverted to their position to land and meet the teenagers onshore.

    All teenagers were reportedly in good condition at the time of the rescue.

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