Two Oregon hikers pulled from West Glacier Trail

Two more people have been rescued from Juneau’s most popular destination for lost hikers.

Vo Su, of Portland, Oregon, and Iryna Volynets, of Eugene, Oregon, were guided to the trailhead of the West Glacier Trail on Saturday, according to Alaska State Troopers.

Troopers Sgt. Matthew Hightower, said the event was “the standard thing” for hikers who become lost on the path that leads to the Mendenhall Glacier’s ice caves.

“We mobilized Juneau Mountain Rescue and SEADOGS, and they were able to locate the missing two people,” he said.

According to a dispatch report shared by Troopers on Monday morning, Su and Volynets used a cell phone to call for help about 3:15 p.m. Hightower said that in addition to being lost, one was suffering from an asthma attack.

Alaska Wildlife Troopers, the U.S. Forest Service, state troopers and the two Juneau-area rescue units were mobilized to help.

Neither hiker was injured, and the group of hikers and rescuers returned to the West Glacier trailhead about 8:20 p.m.

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