WATCH: 2 hikers helicoptered off of Mt. Marathon after bear scare

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Anchorage (KTUU) - A father and son from Hungary had to be rescued after they ran into a bear and left the main trail.

Mount Marathon (Photo courtesy Air and Army Guard)

The Air and Army Guard say that the hikers found that the "terrain became increasingly difficult to navigate," and so they contacted the Alaska State Troopers.

AST passed on the information to the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center, who coordinated a UH-60 Black Hawk with an Alaska Army National Guard medevac unit and two pararescuemen from Air National Guard’s 212th Rescue Squadron.

When the rescue personnel located the hikers, they hoisted them into the helicopter and released them to the troopers in Seward.

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