Lost teens rescued off Mt. Juneau

By March 31, 2014Search & Rescue
Mt. Juneau

Mt. Juneau rising above downtown Juneau. (Photo by Heather Bryant/KTOO)

Two teenage boys were rescued Sunday night after getting lost on Mt. Juneau as the temperature dropped.

According to an online post from Alaska State Troopers, a 17-year-old from Juneau and a 16-year-old from Switzerland used a cell phone to call for help at about 6:30 p.m. Sunday. The boys said they were not prepared for the weather and were already very cold and disoriented. Temperatures in the area were in the mid-20s.

Coastal Helicopters and Juneau Mountain Rescue conducted the search. The rescuers were able to locate the boys by the lights from their headlamps.

Troopers say the incident is a good reminder to bring proper gear and emergency devices for all outdoor conditions.

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