- Associated Press - Saturday, December 20, 2014

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued a hunter who was stranded on Chicagof Island in Alaska after he was separated from his hunting party.

Rescuers in Juneau were alerted that there was a hunter in distress on the nearby island. They launched a helicopter crew to find him in the dark of night.

The hunter stayed in communication with the rest of his group using a handheld radio.

Petty Officer 1st Class Georgette Lopez says that radio provided the Coast Guard with a GPS location that helped rescuers quickly find him.

An Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted the hunter Friday night and transferred him to Hoonah, Alaska.


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