The Alaska State Troopers and the Coast Guard rescued a woman who was injured on Saltery Cove Trail in an all-terrain vehicle accident Sunday, Fire Chief James Mullican said.
The victim, a 30-year-old Kodiak woman, was injured when her ATV reportedly rolled over as she was driving uphill. Her injuries were not life-threatening.
Alcohol and speed were not factors in the accident, according to the trooper report.
Alaska State Troopers received a call about an ATV accident on the Saltery Cove Trail at 5:04 p.m. Sunday, a trooper report stated.
Trooper Timothy Tilley and emergency responders were directed to the Saltery Cove parking lot, but later information revealed the victim was 6 miles down Saltery Cove Trail. Tilley then requested help from the Coast Guard for a helicopter evacuation.
Passersby offered their off-road vehicles to the responding medic, who was transported to the scene, Tilley said Tuesday.
Tilley waited for the arrival of Alaska Wildlife Trooper Levi Duell, who had an ATV. Tilley and Duell arrived on scene five minutes after the medic, Tilley said.
A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk arrived within 20 minutes to hoist the victim into the aircraft and take her to the Air Station Kodiak, where a second ambulance was waiting to take the victim to the hospital, said Petty Officer Second Class Melissa McKenzie, a Coast Guard public affairs specialist.