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San Diego hiker airlifted from Juneau glacier after fall


JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – A hiker visiting Juneau from San Diego has been airlifted to Bartlett Regional Hospital after he fell and fractured his leg while climbing the Mendenhall Glacier.

The Juneau Empire reports that Capital City Fire/Rescue Assistant Chief Ed Quinto says the man slipped on a trail close to the glacier’s face and was unable to walk. A Temsco helicopter retrieved him from his location about 500 feet up on a rocky hillside.

The man, whose name was not released, was visiting Juneau with his wife and two children to take an REI Adventures cruise. Quinto says the other family...

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