Forward-deployed' Coast Guard helicopter crews help rescue 6 people in two searches

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A Coast Guard news release said the first operation began at 11 a.m. on Monday with a call from Alaska State Troopers for help rescuing four people who were reportedly aboard a small disabled vessel that was adrift in a lagoon about 150 miles southwest of Kotzebue. A crew flying a Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter located the four, stranded on the south shore of the Imuruk lagoon, near where they'd managed to run their 18-foot skiff aground after its engine malfunctioned.
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