Saturday, June 10, 2017

God I hope this guy is not a local.

Courtesy of KTOO: 

A man trying to cross Gastineau Channel on a homemade watercraft found himself in a spot of bother Wednesday. 

A Coast Guard Station Juneau crew picked the 32-year-old up. According to a news release, he was trying to reach Point Bishop in an inflatable, duct-taped craft when it began taking on water. He was not wearing a life jacket, the release said. 

A 25-foot Coast Guard small boat and crew responded, deemed the craft unsafe and transferred it, the man — and his dog — to Douglas Harbor.

They did not give this guy's name, or say where he was from, so I am holding out hope that he is an out of stater and not actually somebody from Alaska.

You would think that even the dumbest Alaskan would know better than to go out onto our waters without a life preserver and in a less than seaworthy craft.

However it is covered in duct tape, and that is the Alaskan's DIY adhesive material of choice.

So who knows?


  1. Anonymous4:08 AM

    Is that story a metaphor for the mess the US currently finds itself in?

  2. Anonymous4:28 AM

    Hopefully they took the dog away from him, too. That's animal abuse.


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