A helicopter crew from Air Station Kodiak rescued two teen boys from Afognak Island this (Monday) morning, after the pair were reported overdue from a hunting trip. Coast Guard spokesman Jon-Paul Rios in Anchorage said the boys were dropped off on the island north of Kodiak Sunday morning, but did not return to the pick-up point on Sunday evening.
Rios said the father of one of the boys reported them overdue this (Monday) morning a little after 10 a.m. He said the boys did not have communication equipment, and it was unclear if they had camping or other survival gear with them. Rios said he wasn’t sure why they were not reported overdue Sunday evening. The weather has been wet and breezy, with overnight temperatures in the upper 30s.
An MH-60 Jayhawk from Kodiak was dispatched at about 11:30 a.m. this (Monday) morning and found the boys, ages 15 and 16, before noon. They were safely hoisted onto the helicopter and returned to Kodiak where they were turned over to emergency medical personnel. No injuries were reported.