Coast Guard, Wrangell Search and Rescue pick up overdue Point Baker boater


February 1, 2023

The Coast Guard rescued an 85-year-old overdue boater last Friday on a beach in Steamer Bay, after a Wrangell Search and Rescue crew located the man.

A Coast Guard helicopter crew from Air Station Sitka landed on the beach about 20 miles southwest of Wrangell, picked up Larry Jacobson, of Point Baker, then flew him to Wrangell where he was placed in the care of emergency medical personnel in good condition, according to a Coast Guard statement.

The Coast Guard received initial notification at about 3:30 p.m. Thursday that Jacobson, who left Point Baker bound for Wrangell in a 24-foot landin...

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