LeConte Assists in Mariner
April 11, 2007
The Alaska M/V LeConte came to the assistance of a mariner who
has run aground in Upper Lynn Canal on Tuesday, according to
Capt. Ron Bressette, master of the LeConte.
Information provided by Capt. Bressette to the Alaska Marine
Highway System reported the LeConte was traveling north in Upper
Lynn Canal when a Mate on watch noticed a boat on the beach at
about 10 a.m. at the base of an avalanche chute. Bressette made
the decision to launch a fast rescue boat to investigate the
boat after determining the boat was not likely abandoned and
that no one responded to a whistle from the LeConte.
A photo from the scene
show what appears to be a 34-foot pleasure craft on the beach.
Photo courtesy AMHS
Responding crew members found a man on board the boat who said
he had fallen and was unable to get up. He told the crew members
that he had run aground early that morning. The man was in need
of medical attention and it was discovered that one of the passengers
on the LeConte was a doctor who agreed to go over on the fast
rescue boat and examine the man further.
The LeConte had notified the Coast Guard of the grounding and
a helicopter and small boat responded. The Coast Guard determined
the man should be hoisted into the helicopter to be taken for
further medical treatment.
The LeConte was on scene for about two hours during the rescue.
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