Paraglider Soars Off Sheep Mountain, Crashes, Hurts Ankle, And Is Rescued By Search Experts

Air Force Alaska Rescue Coordination Center Plucks Unlucky Paraglider Off Slopes of Sheep Mountain At Western Entrance To Copper River Valle...


Air Force Alaska Rescue Coordination Center Plucks Unlucky Paraglider Off Slopes of Sheep Mountain At Western Entrance To Copper River Valley 

Sheep Mountain at Mile 113 Of The Glenn Highway. (File photo, Country Journal) 

Search & Rescue Team Is Available 24 Hours A Day To Rescue People Who Get In Trouble While Adventuring In Alaska 

Location: Glacier View
Type: Search and Rescue 

Dispatch Text:

On 07/10/2023 at approximately 1656 hours, AST in Glennallen was notified of a 44 year old male who crashed while paragliding near the top of Sheep Mountain. 

The male suffered an ankle injury and could not self-rescue. The Alaska Rescue Coordination Center responded due to the steep terrain. The male was successfully extracted from the mountain and was taken to MAT-SU Regional for further medical treatment.

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