Air National Guard Rescues Western Alaska Hunter Injured By Bear

A Western Alaska hunter severely injured in an attack by a bear was rescued via helicopter from wilderness near Galena by the Air National Guard. Here’s more from the Air Force Times:

On board the Combat King was a Guardian Angel team, consisting of a combat rescue officer and a pararescueman from the 212th Rescue Squadron at JBER. They were carrying blood and plasma provided by Providence Alaska Medical Center In Anchorage, the state’s largest hospital, which would prove critical to the rescue, Williams said.

When they arrived on scene, about 340 miles west of JBER, the hunter’s companion was in touch with a civilian aircraft circling overhead. The Guardian Angel team parachuted from the Combat King, then hiked to the site of the attack, where they administered life-saving care.