Girdwood firefighters rescue man stuck to his waist in Turnagain Arm mud

  • Source: KTOO-FM 104.3 Juneau
  • Published: 11/17/2022 02:26 PM

Firefighters in Girdwood rescued a worker who got stuck in mud along Turnagain Arm Thursday, briefly closing the Seward Highway and offering a reminder of the mudflats’ danger. Girdwood Fire Chief Michelle Weston said the surveyor became stuck in the mud in the Tidewater Slough, just north of town. He used his cellphone to call 911 around 10 a.m., sinking deeper by the time crews arrived. “The individual was stuck in mud up to his waist with about 3 inches of water above that waistband,” Weston said. Anchorage police closed the highway in both directions near Mile 90 as rescue crews worked to extricate the man.


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