By Tess Williams
Anchorage Daily News 

Coast Guard crew rescued from crash near Petersburg


November 22, 2023

U.S. Coast Guard

A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crashed just ashore Read Island, 20 miles north of Petersburg, on Nov. 13 after responding to a distress call from a commercial crab boat. The four-member helicopter crew was rescued from the upside down aircraft.

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 at night Nov. 13 have been released from the hospital.

The other two members, who were seriously injured, remained hospitalized at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle as of Nov. 15, 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 the MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Sitka around 11 p.m....

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