On Saturday, Alaska State Troopers in Ketchikan were notified of boaters in Helm Bay who might need assistance.

The report said that three people, two from Ketchikan and one from Cordova, had ran aground in a 21 foot skiff and were walking to a cabin in Helm Bay.

The Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad and the U.S. Coast Guard were notified. KVRS deployed a rescue boat and located the boaters on shore near their vessel at about 9:30 p.m.

There were no injuries. Once the boat was inspected and determined to be undamaged, the boaters were able to return to Ketchikan on the incoming tide without assistance.