Coasties Rescued

| November 16, 2023 | 8 Comments

You have to go out. You don’t have to come back.

2 injured in Coast Guard helicopter crash released from hospital

By Tess Williams

The U.S. Coast Guard said two of four crew members injured in a helicopter crash near Petersburg during a search and rescue mission late Monday night have been released from the hospital.

The other two members, who were seriously injured, remained hospitalized at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle on Wednesday, but their condition had improved, said Lt. Cmdr. Michael Salerno, a public affairs officer for U.S. Coast Guard Alaska. The two were listed in fair condition, according to an update.

A fishing vessel reported the crash of an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Sitka on Read Island around 11 p.m. Monday, the Coast Guard said. The helicopter was responding to an initial call for help from the same fishing vessel because it was taking on water, the Coast Guard said.

Good news on the condition of the two still hospitalized. The fishing boat in distress was attended to by a pair of cutters who helped de-water the vessel and escort it to safe harbor. BZ to Alaska local and state first responders who quickly arrived to render aid and assist with the dust-off. Thanks to our own Mick for the link.

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Semper P, praying for a full recovery for those brave souls.


We might make fun of the Coasties, but when you call, they come running, no matter what. Bless ’em all.

President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neande



Gotta wonder how them little bitty puddle boats stay afloat with all them big brass balls? Surprised the choppers can get airborne too, with that heavy load.

BZ, Puddle Pirates!


Shoot, we make fun of everybody.
But having seen the Coasties up close in a rescue (of someone else) I’d gladly buy them a beer when they next wade to shore.

Seriously, praying for these brave four and their families and crew-mates.


Takes brass balls to do what they do with most of the rescues they attempt.

RGR 4-78

Get well soon Coasties.

A Proud Infidel®™

Prayers out for that Crew.