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Search suspended for missing Kasilof kayaker 4 p.m. "The decision to suspend our active search efforts is always difficult," said Michael McNeil, search and rescue mission coordinator, Coast Guard Sector Anchorage. "Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family members of the...
Investigation of trooper helicopter crash begins

...working in this office, we've only done that one other time," Johnson said.Nading had flown on hundreds of search-and-rescue missions since he was hired in December 2000. He was cautious about weather, said trooper spokeswoman Megan Peters...
Trooper helicopter crashes during rescue

...end of Larson Lake.The Alaska State Troopers have had at least one officer die in a helicopter crash during a search and rescue mission.Trooper John David Stimson was on a chartered helicopter in 1983 that was attempting to reach a downed pilot...
Rough-water rescue reveals holes in Kenai's capabilities as firemen pluck 2 from stormy Kenai River mouth

...signal, Mitchell said.The initial map from the RCC had it on the beach, Mitchell said, and by default the search and rescue mission command fell to the air wing. "It was more prudent to let RCC (continue with command)" Mitchell said.As...
Skies opened to new opportunities

...outfitted with a vast array of technologies to handle a wide variety of tasks. Drones could be deployed for search and rescue missions. Imaging equipment could enhance wildlife surveys. They could be used to monitor wildfires or volcanic eruptions...
Kenneth Lee Saner

...Civil Air Patrol for most of his adult life. He also flew in and out of the Bush in Alaska helping aid in many search and rescue missions. He was also a dedicated softball "grandpa"! Kenneth was a very active member and elder of the Church of...
Juneau rescue team steps up scenario drills

...Mountain Rescue were roused from their sleep on a recent Saturday with a phone call, text message and email. "Search and rescue mission for missing hiker, Come to Eagle Crest Lodge Douglas Island now" was all the information the vague dispatch...
Search and rescue a matter of equations

Search and rescue missions for the U.S. Coast Guard are...determining the best way to complete a search and rescue mission involves a lot of detail and...serves a different purpose in a search and rescue mission and each has its own benefits...
Taking off: Kenai Municipal Airport is hub of community

...notification, a rescue search begins in proper. The Kenai branch of the Alaska Civil Air Patrol participated in 11 search and rescue missions last year, accumulating a total of 30 flight hours. Civil Air Patrol Executive Financial Director Leah Reusser...


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