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CCFR rescues injured hiker early Tuesday

Posted: May 7, 2013 - 5:25pm  |  Updated: May 8, 2013 - 12:07am

Members of Capital City Fire/Rescue and their Rope Rescue team saved an injured hiker stranded on Perseverance Trail early Tuesday morning.

CCFR Captain John Krebsbach says the department was notified at about 6:20 a.m. Tuesday that a 54-year-old man with a leg injury needed assistance on the trail.

CCFR personnel responded and located the man who reported he had injured his leg in a fall the night before at about 6:30 p.m. The man was able to make his way down the trail to above Ebner Falls where he spent the night Monday. In the morning, he made contact with other hikers who called 911.

Krebsbach said CCFR loaded him into a basket and carried him down the trail to a waiting ambulance. He was taken to Bartlett Regional Hospital for treatment. The man’s name was not released.

Perseverance Trail is located between Mt. Juneau and Mt. Roberts and is one of the most well-hiked trails in Juneau.

Contact reporter Emily Russo Miller at 523-2263 or at emily.miller@juneauempire.com.

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