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Coast Guard rescues boaters with pet dog in Auke Bay

Posted: November 20, 2011 - 9:19pm

A Coast Guard Station Juneau small boat crew rescued two people and their dog from a skiff in Auke Bay Sunday.

Sector Juneau watchstanders received a call from a concerned friend at about 11:20 a.m. reporting two people and a dog were aground in an 18-foot skiff on Coghlan Island in Auke Bay, according to a release from the Coast Guard.

The 25-foot response boat crew arrived on scene at about 12:20 p.m. The rescue crew safely took the two people and the dog aboard. They were taken to Auke Bay Harbor with no reported injuries.

“The two mariners had a means of communication and were able to contact a friend to request assistance who then contacted the Coast Guard,” Nicholas Meyer, a command center controller with Sector Juneau, stated in the release. “The Coast Guard would like to remind all mariners to have multiple means of communication on board their vessels and also file a float plan with the friends and family before getting underway.”

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