City and Borough of Juneau
155 S. Seward Street
Juneau, Alaska 99801
tel. 907-586-5240
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Capital City Fire/Rescue

Mendenhall River Rescue

River Rescue On Friday April 29, 2016 at 0918 am CCFR received a call for 2 people on the Mendenhall river by a homeowner on the river bank. 2 People had taken a motorized skiff up the river and had lost control of the skiff. The skiff and 2 people ended up on 2 large rocks. We were able to make verbal contact from the shore and they reported no injuries, just were just stranded on the rock. CCFR was able to get our rescue jet boat up the river and retrieve the 2 people off the rocks and placed them on the shore. We also assisted in tethering a line from the shore to the skiff for the owners to be able to retrieve the skiff later. There were no reported injuries and we left the 2 people with their friend on the shore, along with the skiff remaining on the rocks. Submitted by Assistant Ed Quinto

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