This June 2016 photo shows Lower Russian Lake on the Russian Lakes Trail near Cooper Landing, Alaska. (Clarion file photo)

This June 2016 photo shows Lower Russian Lake on the Russian Lakes Trail near Cooper Landing, Alaska. (Clarion file photo)

1 rescued from Lower Russian Lake by Alaska Air National Guard

One person was air-lifted from Lower Russian Lake by the Alaska Air National Guard and taken to Anchorage on Thursday.

The Alaska State Troopers contacted the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center to respond to a “distressed” individual near Lower Russian Lake, a lake about 4 miles up the Russian Lakes trail near Cooper Landing. The Alaska Rescue Coordination Center tasked the Alaska Air National Guard with the response, according to a press release from the Alaska National Guard’s Office of Public Affairs issued Friday.

A Guardan Angel team — including a combat rescue officer and pararescueman — took off from Joint Base Elemendorf-Richardson in Anchorage in a HH-60G Hawk helicopter from 210th Rescue Squadron in response. The helicopter reached the person at the lake and flew to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, according to the release.

—Staff report

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