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Mutual aid: Alaska Fire/Rescue calls in USAF parachuters to save man mauled by bear

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Pararescuemen descended upon the remote Alaskan wilderness to provide medical support for a hunter who was mauled by a bear.

The US Air Force PJs -highly skilled medical personnel who specialize in combat search and rescue operations- sent two men out the back of a HC-130 in order to reach the wounded hunter, opting for a static-line jump into the wooded area.

After landing in the area, the Airmen hiked to where the hunter’s location.

According to a Facebook post by North American Rescue, the PJs managed to stabilize the victim and get him aboard a helicopter.

“After jumping heavy medical and survival bundles into the hunters, the PJs worked to save and stabilize the badly injured man (including the administration of blood products) and then packaged and evacuated him on the helo and multiple other aircraft back to a hospital in Anchorage,” the post read.

The rescue took place 75 miles west of Galena and was undertaken by Special Operations forces of the Alaska Air National Guard’s 176th Wing.

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