2023 Sitka Search and Rescue Exercise
Crews from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka, Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Denman, Sitka Mountain Rescue, and Sitka Fire Department conducted a week-long search and rescue exercise in Sitka, Alaska, May 9 through May 12, 2023. Crews tackled a series of mini scenarios ranging from lost hunters to an avalanche scenario. The exercise culminated with a mass-casualty event involving multiple agencies responding in concert to a scene with 40 survivors in distress. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo)

Photo by: U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliarist Don Kluting |  VIRIN: 230509-G-G0217-000.JPG