October Snows. Isolated Wilderness. 6 Snowmachiners. No Winter Clothes, Food, Water Or Fuel... What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Stranded In The Snow Without Supplies Or Gear On Northern Copper Valley Border  Air National Guard helicopter  over Colllege Glacier near Pa...

Stranded In The Snow Without Supplies Or Gear On Northern Copper Valley Border 

Air National Guard helicopter  over Colllege Glacier near Paxson, rescuing one of six snowmachiners. (Photo, MSgt Karen J. Tomasik) 

Military Helicopter & Refueling Plane Sent From JBER 

One Rider Was Medevaced 

Five Other Snowmachiners Rescued & Brought Back To Highway & Their "Toy-Hauler" Camper, Troopers Say 

Location: Delta Junction 
Type: Search and Rescue

Dispatch Text:
On 10-24-22 at approximately 1918 hours, Delta Junction AST received a report of an SOS activation which stated there was 6 stranded snow machine riders in the mountains near the Richardson Monument at approximately 200 mile of the Richardson Hwy. 

The riders were reported to be out of fuel, not dressed for the weather, with one of them going into hypothermic shock, and have no food or water. 

The Alaska Rescue Coordination Center was contacted and a C130 plane and 146 helicopter were dispatched to the GPS coordinates. The riders were returned to their vehicles and toy-hauler camper in the Richardson Monument pull out at approximately 2350 hours. One of the riders was transported to Anchorage by the 146 for potential cold weather related injuries. 

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