65-Year-Old Homer Man Falls, Injured On Root Glacier In Wrangell-St. Elias National Park

  Hiker Falls on the Root Glacier in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve  Root Glacier Hikers (Photo to the Journal: Neil Hannan) ...

 Hiker Falls on the Root Glacier in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve 

Root Glacier Hikers (Photo to the Journal: Neil Hannan) 

Copper Center, AK – On Monday, July 11, 2022, 65-year-old Peter Townsend from Homer, AK sustained lower leg injuries from a ground-level fall on the Root Glacier in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve near Kennecott, AK.   
 
Park Rangers and volunteers with the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park Search and Rescue Team responded to the scene.  Townsend was transported off the glacier to Kennecott by litter and then transferred to an ambulance in Chitina, AK for transport to advanced medical care.   

-From NPS, July 12, 2022 
 

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