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RCC Lifts Trapped Man from Homer Bluffs

RCC helicopter. Image-JBER

RCC helicopter. Image-JBER

The Homer Fire Department reported to the Alaska State Troopers that they were attempting to rescue a man stuck on the bluff in Kachemak Bay and may need additional assistance on Thursday.

At 11:27 am, the fire department in Homer told troopers that they were attempting to rescue a man that they reported to have been trapped on the bluff overnight. They stated that they may need assistance if their rescue attempts failed.

At 12:45 pm, the fire department re-contacted the troopers and advised them that they were unable to pull the man from the bluffs and would need help to retrieve him from his location high above the shores of Kachemak Bay.

Troopers contacted the Rescue Coordination Center, and a hoist-capable helicopter was launched from Anchorage and flew to the man’s location near Homer.

At 2:41 pm, the man, later identified as 23-year-old Eli Garvey, was lifted from his location on the bluff by RCC helo and transported to the Homer Airport uninjured.

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