Anchorage woman rescued after fall on Ptarmigan Peak

Posted: Monday, November 11, 2002

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- An Anchorage woman, injured in a fall on Ptarmigan Peak was rescued Sunday afternoon by the Alaska Air National Guard, Anchorage police said.

Witnesses, who identified the woman as Lori Bennett, said she slipped and fell. She suffered head lacerations and possibly a broken arm, police said. A companion alerted police via cell phone at 3:15 p.m.

The rescue effort took about three hours because of the steepness of the terrain. Police officers, firefighters and people who had been on the mountain helped with the rescue. Bennett was eventually hoisted onto a helicopter about 6:20 p.m., police said.

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