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Woman Rescued After 80 Foot Fall


June 09, 2016
Thursday PM

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - An 18-year old female was injured when she fell off a Brown Mountain trail Monday. A 21 year old female contacted the Alaska State Troopers reporting she was hiking with two friends (a 21 year old male and an 18 year old female) in the Brown Mountain area when the 18 year old girl slipped and fell over the side of the mountain and came to rest on a small ledge some 80 feet below.

The 21 year old female hiker reported to the AST at approximately 2:30 PM, that she left the 21 year old male behind to stay with the injured girl while she went to get help.

The Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad and Alaska Wildlife Trooopers responded to the area. The injured female was airlifted off the side of the mountain by Temsco Helicopter and transported to the Ketchikan Medical Center via ambulance for treatment of numerous cuts and bruises, no broken bones were reported.




Edited by Mary Kauffman, SitNews


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