Hunters rescued in the Alaska Range

    Nikolai, Alaska (KINY) 70 mile per hour winds destroyed their camp and left three hunters stranded for days.

    Alaska State Troopers said they tried twice to rescue the men but had to turn back the first time due to the extreme weather conditions.

    A Garmin InReach Device requested emergency assistance Tuesday.  Roxanne Cadotte-Speckman, 60, Calvin Speckman, 71 of Pleasant Hill, Oregon and their bear hunting guide Jason Vogel, 45, of Talkeetna were above the tree line and had been weathered in for three days.  They were left stranded without shelter, survival gear and an ability to start a fire.

    Troopers said the Rescue Coordination Center in Anchorage monitored the weather conditions through the day and were able to rescue the trio late Tuesday.

    All three were transported by a Blackhawk Helicopter to Fairbanks and were treated for exposure.  Troopers said all three were in good condition.

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