SITKA, Alaska — A couple escaped a landslide by running down a narrow, pebble beach away from the shifting mountain.
The slide happened Sunday just as Kevin Knox, 41, and his girlfriend, Maggie Gallin, 28, returned from fishing in a rowboat to the National Forest Service cabin at Redoubt Lake, about 15 miles southwest of Sitka, KCAW reported.
"We had just tied the boat up and Maggie was in the cabin, and it just let loose - a huge piece off of the side of the mountain. I yelled for Maggie to run, to get out of the cabin. We started running down the beach," he said.
He said they were thrown into the water, "trees kind of toppling on top of us. We both popped up about 3 or 4 feet from each other," Knox said. "Then we got our wits about us and just tried to hunker down."
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