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A Wasilla man was rescued from a hunting trip gone bad in the Alaska Range Wednesday afternoon, after he suffered a severe arm injury in a fall.

A Thursday AST dispatch says 49-year-old Charles Kahahawai’s injury near Heart Mountain, northwest of Talkeetna, was reported to troopers at about 1:45 p.m. Wednesday.

“The caller reported Charles Kahahawai, age 49, of Wasilla, was sheep hunting when he fell during a water crossing,” troopers wrote. “Kahahawai was able to contact his family by satellite phone and inform them he had suffered a compound fracture to the shoulder during the fall.”

In an email to Channel 2, AST spokesperson Megan Peters says the area Kahahawai was traversing played a role in his fall.

“It was steep terrain on a mountainside in the area of the Boulder Creek drainage, which is on the north side of the Alaska Range,” Peters wrote. “He fell crossing a stream in the steep conditions.”

Troopers relayed Kahahawai’s GPS coordinates to the 11th Air Force’s Rescue Coordination Center, which sent an HC-130 search plane and an HH-60 Pavehawk to pick him up.

“At approximately (4:59 p.m.), RCC reported they located Kahahawai after a short search and transported him to Anchorage for treatment of his injuries,” troopers wrote.