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Hiker rescued from Flattop Monday night

  • Author: Craig Medred
  • Updated: September 27, 2016
  • Published June 19, 2012

For the second time this month, a person was rescued from Flattop Mountain on the outskirts of Alaska's largest city.

According to KTUU, a hiker fell into a 10-foot-deep glide crack crack glide in a Flattop snowfield and was unable to climb out late Monday. Alaska State Troopers responded by dispatching a helicopter and airlifted a member of Alaska Mountain Rescue to assist the stranded hiker.

The unidentified hiker suffered minor injuries, KTUU reported.

In early June, an injured hiker was hoisted off Flattop by a helicopter. A video of the rescue went viral.

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