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PUBLISHED: 5:16 PM on Wednesday, April 20, 2005
Coast Guard rescues two stranded on island
Rescuers from Coast Guard Station Juneau saved two people who became stranded on Shaman Island about 10 miles west of Juneau about 6:30 Sunday night.

A Good Samaritan contacted dispatchers with the Juneau Police Department (JPD) at 5:33 p.m. reportedly seeing two young people stranded on the island waving their arms and shouting for help. It's believed that the pair became stranded after tidal change.

JPD officials notified Coast Guard search and rescue coordinators who dispatched a rescue boat crew. Responding to the Coast Guard's Urgent Marine Information Broadcast, boaters aboard the Good Samaritan vessel Senior Moment transited to the scene to offer assistance.

The Coast Guard rescue boat crew retrieved the two unidentified people and transported the uninjured pair to the North Douglas boat ramp.


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