Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Possible bogus mayday at Angoon triggers search

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Angoon
Type: Suspicious circumstances — mayday unfounded
On 11/9/2009 at 1630 hours, the Angoon village public safety officer received a report of a single mayday call from an unknown location. Attempts to make contact by VHF with the vessel were unsuccessful. The U.S. Coast Guard was notified of the call and dispatched a helicopter from Sitka to the search the area in and around Angoon. No contact was made. The USCG helicopter will continue a search in the morning. The Angoon VPSO has not received any reports of overdue or missing hunters or boaters from the village.

Anyone who may have additional information pertaining to this case should notify the Alaska State Troopers at (800) 478-0061 or the Coast Guard.