A pilot and his wife were rescued Monday after his floatplane overturned while they were making an emergency landing near Tangle Lakes in the Paxson area, according to the Alaska Air National Guard.
Airmen with the Guard's 210th, 211th and 212th rescue squads came to their aid after an emergency beacon sent a distress signal at 12:44 p.m., the Alaska National Guard reports.
Rescue crews contacted the family of the pilot, who confirmed he was flying in the area with his wife.
Among the rescue group was a parachute team that was training nearby. They left their gear behind and went in search for the distress coordinates, Senior Master Sgt. Robert Carte said in a prepared statement.
Search crews found the victims at 2:44 p.m., and they were taken to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital to be treated for minor injuries.