Two hikers rescued in separate incidents in Southcentral over the weekend

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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Two parajumpers were called to rescue an injured female hiker struggling on the popular Flattop trail above Anchorage on Saturday June 15.

A passerby called the Alaska State Troopers who coordinated with the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center.

The message was relayed to the Alaska National Guard on JBER, which dispatched a HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter with two pararescueman. Once the hiker was located on the mountain, the pararescuemen were lowered with a hoist.

The pararescuemen loaded the hiker into a litter and was hoisted back up into the helicopter. She was eventually delivered safely to Providence Hospital in Anchorage.

The nature of her injuries haven’t been released.

In an unrelated incident, the State Troopers rescued a hiker from 9 miles out of Eagle River Nature Center on Sunday. The Troopers were called at 4 p.m. on Sunday, and the helicopter rescue delivered the woman to the Eagle River Nature Center “without incident,” according to Trooper dispatch.

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