>Rescue Swimmer & Hoist Training


Air Station Sitka crews practice rescue techniques with the Coast Guard 41 ft Motor Life Boat. Sitka’s MH-60T Jayhawk helicopters can often be seen in Sitka Sound and Eastern Channel conducting rescue swimmer deployments, as well as hoisting of rescue litters and baskets to the boat. Here, a Rescue Swimmer free falls from the aircraft to swim to “Rescue Randy,” a dummy who fills in for an actual accident survivor.