Coast Guard boat crew rescues
father and son
November 03, 2004
Ketchikan, Alaska - A Coast Guard boat crew rescued a father
and son from cold Alaskan waters Tuesday afternoon after their
sail boat capsized near Ketchikan.
Personnel at Coast Guard Station
Ketchikan received a phone call at 1:23 p.m. from a Good Samaritan who
reported seeing a sail boat capsize south of Ketchikan near Mountain
Point. Two rescue boat crews were dispatched from
Station Ketchikan. The rescue crews arrived on scene at 1:50
p.m. and pulled Steve Hales, 54, and his 21 year old son Josh,
from the water. Both men spent approximately one hour in
Rescuers from Station
Ketchikan recover a sailboat near Mountain Point and Carroll
Point about 10 miles southeast of Ketchikan in Southeast Alaska
Tuesday about 1:30 p.m. after the vessel capsized, sending its
two occupants, 54-year-old Steve Hales and his 21-year-old son
Josh, into the chilly water for an hour. The station crew saved
the men who received medical treatment at Ketchikan General Hospital.
(Official U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Matthew Burnard,
One of the rescue boat crews raced the two men to the boat ramp
at Mountain Point where an ambulance crew was awaiting.
The Hales were transported to Ketchikan General Hospital in good
The other boat crew dewatered
the sail boat and tied it up at the Mountain Point boat ramp.
Source of News & Photograph:
United States Coast Guard
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