City and Borough of Juneau
155 S. Seward Street
Juneau, Alaska 99801
tel. 907-586-5240
fax 907-586-5385

Capital City Fire/Rescue

Mendenhall River Search

On 8-8-2011 at 2354 hours CCFR received a report of a female in the Mendenhall River at Postal Way. CCFR initiated a detailed search of the river using a rescue boat with spot lights and personnel walking the banks of the river. At approximately 0200 hours the USCG helicopter from Sitka arrived and did a thorough search of the river and surrounding banks using spotlights and an infrared camera. Further investigation showed there were no creditable indications that a person was actually missing in the water. The eye witnesses based their 911 report on what sounded like a person in the water. The search was terminated at 0300 hours.

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