State Troopers say a Juneau man was rescued off the Juneau Icefield on Friday afternoon after he lost his ski in a crevasse and rolled his ankle.
Kyle Thompson, 28, called in to report that he was injured and could not walk at Suicide Basin. That’s identified as along the east side of Mendenhall Glacier about two miles up from the terminus on the back side of Bullard Mountain. With the help of Temsco helicopters, Troopers evacuated Thompson and his skiing companion, identified as 23-year old Lee McDonald-Pownall.
Once down at sea level, Troopers report that Thompson was transported to Bartlett Regional Hospital in a personal vehicle.
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