Coast Guard rescues two on Montague Island

A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk Helicopter positioned in Cordova on October 5, 2020. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Kodiak

A Coast Guard helicopter crew forward deployed to Cordova rescued two people on Tuesday, July 5, after their P-18 Super Cub aircraft crashed just above the high tide line on Montague Island.

The crew landed their MH-65 helicopter near the crash to transport the two survivors to Cordova, where they were reported to be in stable condition, with no injuries.

Coast Guard Sector Anchorage watchstanders received a report from a friend of the pilot, alerting them to the incident.

“The quick response by the aircrew in Cordova helped these two get the help they needed,” said Chief Petty Officer Katie Brown, Sector Anchorage command duty officer. “It’s incredible these two people made it out okay, and the fact that they had communication equipment readily available really aided in our response time.”

The cause of the incident is under investigation.