On A Fall Road Trip In Alaska, Prepare For The Unexpected

Seven people had to be rescued via airlift onto a helicopter Thursday night after being stranded for a week at a remote Alaska fishing camp

  • Ice on the Yukon River had trapped the group at the camp, which lies about 20 miles east of tiny city of Emmonak, home to a population of only 815 residents 

  • Bad weather and mechanical problems with a helicopter had delayed the rescue efforts for days 

  • The US Coast Guard was able to drop supplies of food and medicine by plane on Sunday, October 31 before they were rescued by helicopter Thursday, October 4

  • Officials said six adults and a teenager were airlifted from the remote site into a helicopter and taken to Nome, about 130 miles away from the fishing camp 

  • Emmonak located 490 miles from Anchorage in Western Alaska, along the coast of the Bering Sea 

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    Seven people had to be rescued via airlift onto a helicopter on Thursday evening after being stranded for a week at a remote Alaska fishing camp, according to Alaska State Troopers.

    Ice on the Yukon River had trapped the group at the camp, which lies about 20 miles east of the tiny city of Emmonak, home to a population of only 815 residents.

    The US Coast Guard received a report that the group was stuck on October 29, however bad weather and mechanical issues with a rescue helicopter initially prevented their rescue.  

    Seven people had to be rescued after being stranded for a week at a remote Alaska fishing camp, pictured, according to Alaska State Troopers

    Seven people had to be rescued after being stranded for a week at a remote Alaska fishing camp, pictured, according to Alaska State Troopers

    Pictured: two of the seven hunters who were stranded for a week at a remote Alaska fishing camp

    Pictured: two of the seven hunters who were stranded for a week at a remote Alaska fishing camp

    Pictured: The stranded hunters received a supply drop on Sunday, October 31 that contained food and medicine, according to authorities

    Pictured: The stranded hunters received a supply drop on Sunday, October 31 that contained food and medicine, according to authorities

    Pictured: the US Coast Guard drops supplies by parachute with a cargo and search aircraft

     Pictured: the US Coast Guard drops supplies by parachute with a cargo and search aircraft

    Troopers had said earlier Thursday that the group was 'adequately supplied with food, water, shelter, and necessary supplies.' 

    No injuries were reported. 

    Officials said six adults and a teenager were eventually airlifted from the remote site into an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and taken to Nome, a city of 9,906 which is about 130 miles away from the fishing camp. 

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