A hiker was airlifted off of the Harding Icefield Trail in Kenai Fjords National Park on Sunday afternoon after Alaska State Troopers received a 911 call at around 3:30 p.m., according to a press release from Kenai Fjords National Park. The 911 call reported “an individual in distress” at mile 3.9 of the trail, near the emergency shelter, according to the release.
LifeMed Alaska responded with a helicopter, per the request of the Alaska State Troopers, and helped the hiker, who the release described as “dehydrated,” off the mountain, the release said. Staff with the National Park Service were on standby to provide additional assistance, if needed.
The hiker was evacuated with symptoms that were not life-threatening to Providence Seward Medical Center, the release said.
The report comes less than two weeks after a 74-year-old man hiking on the Harding Icefield Trail was evacuated via helicopter after suffering suspected head, neck and spinal injuries from a fall, according to the National Park Service. Alaska State Troopers also responded to that scene with a helicopter, according to a dispatch from the Alaska State Troopers.
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