Coast Guard picks up father and son, both uninjured, after crash

Associated PressSeptember 15, 2012 

BARROW -- The Coast Guard says a father and son were uninjured after their single-engine airplane crashed on land 160 miles south of Barrow.

Rescuers stationed in Barrow responded in a helicopter to an emergency beacon from the plane, landed and returned the pair to Barrow on Friday night.

The Coast Guard has a small outpost in Barrow with two MH-60 Jayhawk helicopters and supporting crews. Rear Admiral Thomas Ostebo, commander of the agency's 17th district, says the rescue shows why it's important for the Coast Guard to maintain a summertime presence in the remote Arctic region.

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