To the Editor:

I would like to express a very great thank you to the Kodiak and the Bayside ambulance, the first responders, paramedics, the EMTs, the first two who showed up fast with climbing ropes repelling down the bluff with emergency medical gear to help stabilize a very seriously hurt woman. She was screaming with bad compound fractures with a rising tide coming in. All the emergency people worked together as a team, a very well oiled machine. They did not miss a beat or waste a second. Every one of them worked together to make this rescue happen.

Also thank you to the emergency room staff and to the lifeflight pilots who flew in terrible weather to get her to the Anchorage hospital.

P.S. Lesson learned — don’t leave the gate open, don’t text message and smoke cigarettes on a slippery bluff with a long drop to the rocks.

Anthony Burke

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.