ANCHORAGE, Alaska—Three people who walked away from the crash-landing of a helicopter near McGrath Monday night were rescued by boat later that evening, according to Alaska State Troopers.
Troopers received a report at about 8:30 p.m. from the Rescue Coordination Center that the chopper had gone down about three miles south of McGrath, near the Kuskokwim River. The pilot, 61-year-old Wasilla resident Paula Huckleberry, reported that she and her two passengers -- Scott Stevenson of Idaho, 21, and Chris Fontes of Arizona, 39 -- were uninjured, but their helicopter was heavily damaged.
Alaska Wildlife Troopers to respond from McGrath by boat.
Huckleberry, Stevenson and Fontes were found on the riverbank of the Kuskokwim near Father’s Day Slough at about 10:10 p.m., and were brought back to McGrath in good health.
An investigation into the cause of the crash continues.