News Alert: Stranded Helicopter Crew rescued from Mt. Mageik

Late afternoon on September 4th Alaska State Troopers received a report of a stranded helicopter that was stuck on Mt. Mageik.

According to a press release by the Alaska State Troopers, due to deteriorating weather the three were forced to remain at the 6500 foot level.

The  pilot, Sam Egli along with passengers, University of Alaska Fairbanks Researcher Taryn Lopez, and John Paskievitch remained by the helicopter and were reported to have the proper provisions and were also reported uninjured.

However, due to the poor weather conditions the rescue team could not immediately respond.

The first attempted rescue on September 5th was also unsuccessful due to weather.

According to Officials, the Rescue Coordination Center completed the rescue around 5 p.m. Friday, September 6th and the 3 stranded crew members were transported successfully to King Salmon.