City and Borough of Juneau
155 S. Seward Street
Juneau, Alaska 99801
tel. 907-586-5240
fax 907-586-5385

Capital City Fire/Rescue

Mendenhall River Rescue 7/13/2014

On Sunday, July 13, 2014, at approximately 10 AM, Capital City Fire Rescue responded to the Mendenhall River for a report of an overturned raft with two people in the water. Approximately five minutes into the rescue there was a report of one victim out of the water near River Road and s second victim out of the water near the Mendenhall River Bridge on back Loop. Both were evaluated by medical personnel and treated for mild hypothermia and sore muscles and bruises. One was taken to Bartlett Regional Hospital for further evaluation. Both were local residents who had been on the river before but say they did not negotiate a rock properly and that is what caused them to flip the raft.

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