Air Force PJs parachute into Alaskan wilderness to rescue bear attack victim

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Air Force PJs parachute into Alaskan wilderness to rescue bear attack victim

Angels in the Arctic: Alaska Air National Guardsmen rescue bear-maulin

When a hunter was mauled by a grizzly bear in the remote Alaskan wilderness, he was literally in the middle of nowhere. There wasn't a highway within 150 miles.

When word of the attack reached Tech. Sgt. Katelyn Magnuson she knew the hunter only had once chance to survive. As the senior search and rescue coordinator at the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson she began spinning up the assets needed to put to Air Force pararescuemen directly on target. Time was of the essence as the hunter was in critical condition and had lost a lot of blood.
 
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