The U.S. Coast Guard airlifted three men off of a mountain near Haines on Saturday, following a successful goat hunt.
Bret Bohn, a 29-year-old hunting guide from Anchorage, was facilitating the hunt. According to a dispatch from the state troopers, Bohn, 58-year-old Chris Kilbane of Minnesota, and 33-year-old Reto Widmer of Switzerland were on their way down Porcupine Peak when Bohn slipped and broke his leg.
Porcupine Peak is around 30 miles outside of Haines, near the Canadian border.
Troopers received a report of an injured hunter around 4:10 p.m. They determined Bohn was going into shock and that the hunters were not prepared to spend the night on the mountain. They requested assistance from the U.S. Coast Guard. Air Station Sitka responded, airlifting the hunters off the mountain just after 10 p.m.
Kilbane and Widmer were transported to the Haines airport where they were evaluated and released. Bohn was taken to Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau for further treatment where he was seen in the emergency room and released.
According to the troopers, the hunters planned to retrieve the goat that was left on the mountain.