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AK: Firefighters rescue trapper who broke through ice

Firefighters rescue trapper who broke through ice
(Published December 12, 2008)

FAIRBANKS, Alaska A trapper whose snowmobile went through ice on a river west of Fairbanks was rescued from freezing by volunteer firefighters.

Responders from the North Star Volunteer Fire Department helped save the 33-year-old man in sub-zero temperatures.

The man's name was not released. He was driving Thursday on the Little Chena River west of Fairbanks when his snowmobile went through the ice. He was wearing warm clothes but was submerged to his chest and soaked.

He used his cell phone to call for help.

Firefighters with snowmobiles and off-road rescue vehicles found him 40 minutes later about four miles upriver from Nordale Road.

The man reported he had lost feeling in his legs.

Rescuers wrapped him blankets and took him to a hospital.

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