Coast Guard aircrew rescues
October 12, 2005
Ketchikan, Alaska (SitNews) - A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued
three fishermen from a beach near Point Alava on Revillagigedo
Island Tuesday afternoon after they were forced to abandon the
fishing vessel Yvonne Denise which was disabled and adrift.
Fishing Vessel Yvonne
Official Coast Guard photo courtesy of Air Station Sitka
The Coast Guard identified the three rescued fishermen as Crewmen
Aaron Hudson and Cliff Hudson Sr. of Metlakatla and Noah Makua
of Saxman. The three abandoned the ship wearing their
The Coast Guard reported they
received the call at 11:49 Tuesday morning requesting assistance.
A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka helicopter crew arrived on the
scene and airlifted the fishermen safely to Ketchikan. No injuries
Assisting in the search, along
with the HH-60 helicopter from Air Station Sitka, were the Ketchikan-based
cutters Anthony Petit and the Nashon.
Wolff Point Helicopter
Landing Facility: Coast Guard Air Station Sitka helicopter crew
airlifted the three fishermen to Ketchikan.
Photograph by Lisa Thompson ©2005
The disabled and adrift fishing vessel Yvonne Denise went down
off of Hog Rocks Tuesday afternoon.
According to Federal Aviation
Administration's Flight Service Station, wind gusts at the airport
Tuesday afternoon were recorded at 81 miles an hour.
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