On 18 September 2019 at 0510 UTC (0110 EDT) an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) was detected at 57 8.1N 153 29.6W, less than 1 NM off the coast of Kodiak Island, AK. It was activated when the fishing vessel SARA JEAN, with 1 person on board, began taking on water. Coast Guard District 17 received the alert and contacted Sector Anchorage, which launched a helicopter to the position and located the fisherman in a raft. The rescue team hoisted the fisherman and transported him to safety with no illness or injury to report.
1 SARSAT RESCUE