Alaska Air National Guard rescues two injured snow machiners on Kenai Peninsula
By Shannon Oleson, 176WG/PA
/ Published June 07, 2008
KULIS ANG BASE, ALASKA -- The Alaska Air National Guard 210th and 212th Rescue Squadrons conducted two separate rescues of snow machiners on the Kenai Peninsula Saturday.
The 11th Rescue Coordination Center received the first call from the Alaska State Troopers Saturday at 1:55 p.m. requesting assistance to recover a snow machiner, suffering a possible broken leg and multiple ribs, 10 miles north of Seward.
The 210th and 212th Rescue Squadrons were tasked and responded with an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter and pararescuemen to rescue the injured rider. The snow machiner was successfully picked up and transported to Providence Hospital for treatment at 4:30 p.m.
A second call to the 11th Rescue Coordination Center from the Alaska State Troopers came at 5:52 p.m. requesting assistance to recover another snow machiner who rode off a cliff and suffered a neck injury 20 miles south of Girdwood.
The 210th and 212th Rescue Squadrons were tasked and responded with an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter and pararescuemen. They successfully rescued and transported the injured rider to Providence Hospital at 8:15 p.m. for treatment.
The 210th and 212th Rescue Squadrons were awarded two saves for the missions.