Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Denali Rangers Evacuate Injured Hunter

AAI just received the following email from Denali National Park:

Denali National Park and Preserve provided assistance to the Alaska State Troopers by evacuating an injured hunter, Victor Cubanyi, 48, of Fairbanks from Seven Mile Lake near the Rex Trail on Friday, September 11. Cubanyi had sustained chest injuries when his ATV overturned while he was traveling south of the lake the previous evening. Despite his injuries he was able to walk back to Seven Mile Lake and summon assistance from his companion at a nearby cabin. On Friday morning his companion contacted authorities requesting medical assistance. A ranger-medic and pilot responded in the park’s contract helicopter and met Cubanyi and his companion at a small airstrip adjacent to the lake. He was stabilized and flown to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Seven Mile Lake is located approximately seven miles east of the Parks Highway at Mile 280.

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