first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska State Troopers received a report of an injured hiker on Penguin Ridge, between Bird Creek and Girdwood in the Chugach Mountain Range, on Tuesday morning. LifeMed was unable to respond due to weather.  The Rescue Coordination Center did not have any air assets available until the next morning. According to Troopers, nearly 24-hours later, volunteers with the Alaska Mountain Rescue Group deployed from the Seward Highway as a Ground Rescue/Medic Team.  At approximately 5:00am on Wednesday, military air assets became available and extracted the two hikers from the ridge top.Seaman was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.center_img Ben Seaman, 22, of Anchorage, had fallen approximately 30 feet off of a ridge and injured his leg. Seaman was joined by one other hiker who was able to call for assistance. AST Helo 3 responded, but could not locate the hikers due to poor weather.last_img

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