Ryan Johnson of Juneau and Marc-Andre Leclerc of British Columbia were presumed dead after a week long search when they didn’t return from an attempt to climb the Mendenhall Towers in March. Recovery efforts continued through the summer and fall.
The volume or overall number of 911 calls increased dramatically, as much as 40 percent over the past eight years, a recent study says. Experts say there aren’t enough firefighters and EMTs to respond to simultaneous or overlapping calls for medical emergencies and structures.
National Park Service says recovering the five deceased aboard a flightseeing plane that crashed Aug. 4 in Denali National Park and Preserve and removal of the aircraft exceed an acceptable level of risk and will not be attempted.