Hunter rescued after getting lost in Arctic Valley

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 16:50

A hunting trip in Arctic Valley that turned into a rescue situation had a happy ending Monday night when an Anchorage man was located by the Alaska Mountain Rescue Group.

According to Alaska State Troopers, Edward Nelson, 29, of Wasilla, called at around 6:32 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25 to report he was hunting in Arctic Valley when his wife, Autum Nelson, 25, became injured and couldn’t make it out. While attempting to locate the couple, Nelson called back to say he and his wife made it out of the valley, but that a hunting partner, 38-year-old Avii Mafao, of Anchorage, was missing.

Troopers said rescuers spotted Mafao’s warming fire and brought him back to the trailhead. Troopers said he was “exhausted and hypothermic but otherwise uninjured.”

Read the complete dispatch here.

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