P/V Enforcer Plucks Two from Prince of Wales Island Early Sunday

P/V Enforcer Plucks Two from Prince of Wales Island Early Sunday

AST reported on Monday morning that a search for two fishermen ended successfully early Sunday morning after searching the areas around West Island and Prince of Wales Island in the darkness. At 22:35 pm Saturday night, the Alaska Public Safety vessel P/V Enforcer was anchored seven miles distant from the West Island area, when they […]

Coast Guard Suspends Search for Missing Hydaburg Man

Coast Guard Suspends Search for Missing Hydaburg Man

The US Coast Guard announced on Saturday that they were suspending the search for the missing Hydaburg man, 20-year-old Francis Charles of Hydaburg following negative results. Hydaburg SAR contacted the watchstanders at the USCG Sector Juneau Command Center and requested assistance in the search for Charles on Thursday evening.  Charles had failed to return to […]

Three Overdue Manokotak Boaters Located and Treated for Exposure/Dehydration

Three Overdue Manokotak Boaters Located and Treated for Exposure/Dehydration

The search for three Manokotak residents who were the subjects of a southwest Alaska search have been found and transported to the Kanakanak Hospital for treatment of dehydration and exposure, the trooper dispatch reported on Wednesday. The missing person report was called in to troopers at 3:50 pm on Wednesday. It was reported that Alice […]

Sitka Man Located after Sitka Emergency, Coast Guard Search

Sitka Man Located after Sitka Emergency, Coast Guard Search

Alaska State Troopers say that “alcohol was reportedly a factor” in an early-morning search in the Sitka area that involved Alaska Wildlife Troopers, the Sitka Emergency Response Team and the United States Coast Guard. Family members called into Alaska State troopers and reported a missing person at 3:38 AM on Tuesday. It was reported that 59-year-old […]

Plea Deal Reached in December Kanga Bay Boating Accident

Plea Deal Reached in December Kanga Bay Boating Accident

On Sunday, Alaska State troopers announced court results stemming from an investigation that began in December of 2014 regarding a boating accident with injuries in Kanga Bay, South of Sitka. In a plea deal on January 22, 2015, 20-year-old Chatham Conner pled guilty to DUI and Reckless Endangerment. As a result, charges of Misconduct Involving […]

Lower Kalskag Toddler Dies after Skiff Falls on Her

Lower Kalskag Toddler Dies after Skiff Falls on Her

Alaska State Troopers are investigating a fatal accident involving a 3-year-old girl that occurred on Saturday, but do not suspect foul play in the incident troopers report. On Saturday afternoon, a three-year-old child in Lower Kalskag was playing on a 16-foot skiff that was leaned against a building in that village when the boat tipped […]

Charges Filed in December Kanga Bay Rock Pile Collision

Charges Filed in December Kanga Bay Rock Pile Collision

Charges of Driving Under the Influence have been leveled against the driver of the skiff that collided with a charted rock in the vicinity of Kanga Bay last month on Saturday, December 27th. 20-year-old Chatham Conner was issued a summons to appear in Sitka Court for “charges of DUI, Misconduct Involving Weapons IV, Assault IV, and […]