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Hikers rescued; no injuries


May 26, 2015
Tuesday PM

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - The Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad (KVRS) contacted the Alaska State Troopers on Sunday afternoon to report two hikers stuck on a rockface behind Carlanna Lake.

According to the Troopers, their investigation revealed that the two Ketchikan hikers, a 41 year old male and his 10 year old daughter had hiked up the trial behind the lake to the waterfall but were unable to descend the rock wall on the return leg.

Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad Mountain Rescue members responded to the area Sunday and were able to locate the hikers. The Mountain Rescue team assisted the hikers back down the mountain and safely onto the trail, both hikers reported no injuries.

The Alaska State Troopers thanked AST the KVRS for their fast response and assistance with the rescue effort. The report was made at approximate 6:15 PM Sunday.



Edited by Mary Kauffman, SitNews


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