Posted: Sep 7, 2013 8:56 PM by Associated Press
Two researchers and their pilot have been rescued from a remote Alaska volcano after freezing rain left thick ice on their helicopter.
Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters says the rescue came at about 5 p.m. Friday. The three were caught in a freezing rainstorm Wednesday evening.
Pilot Sam Egli, United States Geological Survey geophysicist John Paskievitch, and University of Alaska-Fairbanks researcher Taryn Lopez were not injured.
Peters said the helicopter remains on Mount Mageik (ma-GEEK'), about 280 miles southwest of Anchorage at Katmai National Park and Preserve.
The three were well-equipped with survival gear and food. They remained in the helicopter until they were rescued.
The researchers were working on recovering short-term volcano-monitoring equipment.
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