- Associated Press - Sunday, June 28, 2015

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Troopers say an Anchorage woman has been flown by helicopter to the hospital after a rafting accident in Girdwood.

KTUU-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1IlTXgz ) that Alaska State Troopers say 63-year-old Kathy Jeangreenleaf Allely was ejected from a raft in Placer River Saturday evening, causing a possible back injury and cold shock.

Sgt. Michael Zweifel says Allely’s injuries seem to be non-life-threatening. She was taken to Providence Alaska Medical Center for treatment.

Troopers say she was rafting with a group of people, including her husband, near a railroad bridge somewhere between Spencer Glacier and Seward Highway.

Zweifel says five other rafters were rescued by first responders and got a warming fire started while waiting for boats to arrive.


Information from: KTUU-TV, https://www.ktuu.com



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