Story last updated at 8/12/2009 - 1:16 pm
JUNEAU - Searchers rescued the commanding officer of a Coast Guard cutter who became lost on a hunting trip. Lt. Andrew Hoag, of the cutter Naushon, was located by the crew of another Coast Guard cutter just before 7 a.m. Aug. 9 as he waved his arms from the northern shoreline of Bakewell Arm, about 38 miles east of Ketchikan.
The Coast Guard said Hoag was on a hunting trip with two friends and ventured out alone when his companions became ill.
Coast Guard officials said Hoag did not return to camp Friday night as expected. One of the other hunters left camp Saturday morning to call for help where there was a signal. Officials say Hoag became disoriented in the fog and wandered about three miles from camp. He was reported to be in good condition.