Read-iculously Low Prices

Coming Back Alive: The True Story of the Most Harrowing Search and Rescue Mission Ever Attempted on Alaska's High Seas

Author:
Binding: Softcover
List Price: $15.95
Our Price: $4.29 USD
FREE Shipping on orders over $35
Qty Avail: 1

Bargain Book Copy


When the fishing vessel La Conte sinks suddenly at night in one-hundred-mile-per-hour winds and record ninety-foot seas during a savage storm in January 1998, her five crewmen are left to drift without a life raft in the freezing Alaskan waters and survive as best they can. One hundred fifty miles away, in Sitka, Alaska, an H-60 Jayhawk helicopter lifts off from America's most remote Coast Guard base in the hopes of tracking down an anonymous Mayday signal. A fisherman's worst nightmare has become a Coast Guard crew's desperate mission. Meticulously researched through hundreds of hours of taped interviews with the survivors, this is the true account of the La Conte's final voyage and the relationship between Alaskan fishermen and the search and rescue crews who risk their lives to save them.

You May Also Like

More info...

ISBN: 9780312302566
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Language: English
Page Count: 267
Size: 9.21" l x 6.09" w x 0.59"
Series: N/A