- Associated Press - Monday, February 10, 2014

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - Four women from Taiwan who took a wrong turn and became stuck on a mining road northeast of Fairbanks were able to reach rescuers by cellphone.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (https://bit.ly/1ggREfa) reports Alaska State Troopers reached the foreign visitors Friday night after a 90-minute wait in their rental car.

The four were in Alaska to see northern lights and were attempting to reach Aurora Borealis Lodge near Mile 20 Steese Highway.

They stopped for directions at Chatanika (chat-tan-EE’-kah) Lodge but made a wrong turn and ended up stuck four miles down a plowed, one-lane mining road.

A 911 call summoned troopers, who contacted a second car on the road and found it was being driven by a man wanted on a $500 warrant. The 35-year-old man was arrested.


Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, https://www.newsminer.com

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