SO here is an article that was posted on MSN today about a fella that got lost here in Coffman this weekend.
Coast Guard, troopers work together to rescue hunter
The Coast Guard joined forces with Alaska State Troopers to rescue an injured hunter Saturday morning. Officials say friends of 56-year-old Arthur David reported him missing Friday on Prince of Wales Island.
David was hunting with friends on the northeast side of the island in Coffman Cove, and didnít return to a meeting point on schedule.
The Coast Guard launched a helicopter rescue crew to search the area. A volunteer search-and-rescue team on the ground found David at about 6:30 a.m. Saturday with a possible broken ankle.
He was flown to Sitka and treated.
Truth be told he was a tough old fella who made it through a chilly night up on the mountain in Coffman. His friends found his truck with his son in it and started a search after he didn't return at dark.
KUDOS go to Klawock Search and Rescue, the Coast Gaurd, and all the locals who tromped through the reprod in the dark looking for him. Eventually he was found in the early AM by 2 local guys and they radioed for help from the CG chopper and locals. A couple of local guys packed in their 046's to cut a pickup area for the chopper and it was a smooth rescue.
Funny part - the Troopers didn't even show up (again) and the logistics was handled by the KSR and local folks along with the CG. Funny how they get credit. They did however show up at 3 PM the following day to get reports ;-)
Happy ending, nice job locals and CG.