Floatplane pilot saves woman from tide off Point Woronzof
A floatplane pilot rescued a woman stranded Monday evening in Cook Inlet waters near Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport."Initial reports had the victim 100 feet from shore, with the current taking her farther out into Cook Inlet," the Anchorage Fire Department said in a dispatch.Rescuers responded to Point Woronzof at 7:30 p.m. and broadcast a request for assistance from anyone in the area. A nearby vessel as well as the floatplane overhead responded."The floatplane was first on scene and able to land near the victim," firefighters wrote. "Taking the victim onto one of the floats, the plane taxied into shore, where she was transferred to a waiting AFD ambulance and taken to a local hospital for further evaluation and treatment."
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