Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Icicle helicopter used to rescue hunters

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Estus Point across from Hagemeister Island
Type: Search and rescue
On 5/5/13 at 0830 hours, a Togiak village public safety officer received a report that Roy Petersen, 31, Ryan Andrew, 29, and a 13-year-old were overdue from a hunting trip. Investigation revealed the three hunters left Togiak on the morning of 5/4/13 in a 16-foot Lund and were traveling down the coast from Togiak. One of the VPSOs was hunting in Matogak Bay and observed the hunters pass by. The wave conditions were becoming more concerning at that time. On 5/5/13 at 1700 hours, a VPSO and a chartered pilot in a Super Cub were deployed from Togiak. The hunters were located walking on the beach in the area of Estus Point. According to the adults, the waves were increasing and they beached the Lund, but they forgot to place the anchor outside of the boat. The tide came up and the Lund was overturned and carried out away from the beach. One of the adults attempted to swim out to retrieve the Lund, but was unsuccessful. An Icicle Seafoods helicopter was chartered and deployed from Togiak. All three hunters were rescued by the helicopter and brought to Togiak where they were determined to be in good condition.

1 comment:

  1. Great job icicle

    Good Samaritan rescue