Coast Guard rescues man stranded on Montague Island for 3 days
A man stranded on Montague Island for three days was rescued by the Coast Guard Thursday.
A good Samaritan vessel spotted survival suits on the rocks near the southern tip of Montague Island early Thursday morning and reported it to the Coast Guard, according to a press release.
The people on board made contact with the 66-year-old man and an Air Station Kodiak Jayhawk helicopter crew was dispatched as well as a response boat from the Coast Guard Station Valdez to rescue him.
The man said his boat struck a rock and sank near Montague Island.
In the release, Lt. j.g. Angella Thuotte said, "This case is exactly why having all available survival equipment on hand is an absolute necessity in Alaska. With the severe temperature drops, even in the summer, preparation increases the likelihood of survivability."
The man was reported to be dehydrated but in stable condition.
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