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Hiker Rescued by KVRS


February 01, 2018
Thursday PM

Davies-Barry Insurance - Ketchikan, Alaska

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - The Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad's duty office was contacted by Alaska State Troopers last Friday afternoon reporting 19-year-old Henry Rouland of California was overdue on a hike from Carlanna Lake to Perseverance Lake.

After Rouland failed to arrive his friends reported receiving a text message from Rouland who reported he was “Stuck between Carlanna and Ward Lake on the trail” and lost and to call 911.  Rouland was able to provide the GPS coordinates for his location.  

The Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad's operations center was setup and dispatched a four person hasty team up the Perseverance trail to the reported coordinates, locating Rouland at 9:55 pm.

Due to the weather conditions and condition of Rouland the decision was made to provided dry clothing and shelter and wait for helicopter extraction after it became daylight. Two members of the team made their way back down the mountain Friday leaving the subject with the remaining two members.

Temsco Helicopters were contacted at 8:00 am Saturday and were able to lift the hiker and rescuers off the mountain at 8:35 am, arriving safely at Peninsula Point at 8:41 am. No injuries were reported. 


Editing by Mary Kauffman, SitNews


Source of News:

Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squard

Alaska Department of Transportation



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