18 August 2016

Floatplane Saves Woman From Tide

Floatplane pilot saves woman from tide off Point Woronzof

A floatplane pilot rescued a woman stranded Monday evening in Cook Inlet waters near Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.

"Initial reports had the victim 100 feet from shore, with the current taking her farther out into Cook Inlet," the Anchorage Fire Department said in a dispatch.

Rescuers responded to Point Woronzof at 7:30 p.m. and broadcast a request for assistance from anyone in the area. A nearby vessel as well as the floatplane overhead responded.

"The floatplane was first on scene and able to land near the victim," firefighters wrote. "Taking the victim onto one of the floats, the plane taxied into shore, where she was transferred to a waiting AFD ambulance and taken to a local hospital for further evaluation and treatment."

Follow the link for the rest of the story. Pilot - whoever you are - you done good!


Terry said...

Well done.
Have you ever done a post about the Lake Hood seaplane base? Your readers might find it interesting. I have never seen so many floatplanes in one place.

Rev. Paul said...

Terry, I don't think I've ever done a story about Lake Hood alone; it's always been part of some other story. Lake Hood's the busiest floatplane airport in the world, so we're told, but its story should be told by someone who knows more about it. I'm just a fan. :)

On a Wing and a Whim said...

With the waves and currents as the tide changes, that's some iiiiiiinteresting taxiing. Whoever the pilot was, they were darned good!

Rev. Paul said...


Sandy said...

Rev. Paul,

Good think the plane was there to help the victim. Water can be so unpredictable.

Rev. Paul said...

I'm just glad the surf was calm enough to allow the plane to land & taxi safely.