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KVRS Reports Successful Rescue


October 23, 2015
Friday AM

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - The Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad's duty officer was contacted Wednesday shortly after 6:00 pm by the Alaska State Troopers reporting a 37 year old female was lost in the Perseverance Lake area.

It was reported the woman had gone hiking on the Perseverance Trail with her boyfriend around noon. The two had split up around 1:00 pm when the boyfriend returned to their vehicle at the trailhead. When she did not return to the vehicle as expected the troopers were contacted.

The Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad setup a command post at the trailhead and ground and canine search teams were deployed on the Perseverance trail and in the Connell Lake area.

The Alaska State Troopers received the report from Brandon Reinke, 30 of Oregon. The woman, identified by AST as Jessica Meehan, 36 of Oregon, was located along the shore of Perseverance Lake; she was cold and wet but uninjured. Search teams provided dry clothing and assisted her back to the trailhead.

Meehan did not require any medical treatment.

All teams had returned by 12:05 am, Thursday morning, and the command post was shut down.


Edited by Mary Kauffman, SitNews


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Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad

Alaska Department of Public Safety


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