A Cook Inlet search involving the U.S. Coast Guard, Anchorage Fire Department, and Alaska State Troopers for an overdue boater ended successfully Monday morning, with the missing man found alive and well.
Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Anchorage command center say 41-year-old George Green was found by an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew at about 9:30 a.m. Monday. He was reportedly located east of the Little Susitna River, about a mile and a half inland.
Green left the Port of Anchorage at noon Saturday in a 10-foot beige fiberglass skiff, en route to Port MacKenzie. He was expected back Saturday night, but didn't return.
AFD boat crews and troopers searched from shore, while a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak was deployed for air support. Coast Guard Sector Anchorage command says the search had been ongoing since 8 a.m. Sunday.
Green was evaluated by medics and found to be in good condition. He was flown to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.
Channel 2's Clinton Bennett and Chris Klint contributed information to this story.