Woman Saved from Gastineau Channel

    Juneau, AK (KINY) - A Juneau woman was saved from the Gastineau Channel by the Coast Guard Station Juneau boatcrew.

    According to a Coast Guard press release,

    On Tuesday evening around 8:40 pm, a 27-year-old woman had reportedly jumped into teh water at the cruise ship terminal. A family member threw a life ring to her, but the woman had trouble grabbing it.

    A Station Juneau 25-foot Response Boat-Small crew located the woman clutching the life ring. The boatcrew delivered her to a Capitol City Fire/Rescue crew waiting at Station Juneau where she was evaluated for medical concerns.

    “We were able to locate her with the help of people on the pier using their phones as flashlights,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Nancy Emery, Station Juneau 25-foot RB-S crew member. “The prompt action by those good Samaritans helped us find her before the threat of drowning could occur.”

    Weather on scene was calm and clear with light and variable winds and a water temperature of 39 degrees Fahrenheit.


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