For the second time in the past month, an area goat hunter was rescued after sustaining injuries while hiking.
Alaska State Troopers were notified around 4:30 p.m. Thursday that a hunter had been injured and was in need of assistance.
According to troopers, Haines-based hunting guide Larry Benda was hiking with his client Glen Eckett of Texas, when Eckett fell. He sustained a non-life-threatening injury but was unable to hike back down. The two were on a ridge to the Northeast of Chilkoot Lake.
Troopers requested assistance from the U.S. Coast Guard, but poor weather prevented them from responding that day.
According to troopers, the two were equip to spend the night and the coast guard was able to locate the hunters just before noon on Friday. According to the Coast Guard, Eckett was and airlifted back to town, receiving local medical attention. Benda declined transportation.
At the end of October, a hunting guide was rescued from Porcupine Peak, after he fell and broke his leg on a successful goat hunt with two clients.