State troopers, Mat-Su emergency dive team rescue boy stuck in mudflats near Matanuska River

  • Source: Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman
  • Published: 10/05/2022 12:00 AM

Over the weekend, Alaska State Troopers and Mat-Su Emergency Diver Rescue were called in to rescue a boy who was stuck in the mudflats near Milepost 32 of the Glenn Highway in the Matanuska River. According to an online dispatch, at approximately 12:50 p.m. Saturday, AST received a report that a juvenile male was stuck in the mudflats in the river about 1.5 miles downstream from the Glenn Highway Bridge. Troopers and a Mat-Su Emergency Services Dive rescue team responded to the location after receiving the notification of a boy who became stuck in the mud about waist deep. “With the use of portable water pumps responders were able to safely extract the juvenile around 4:30 pm. He was flown in DPS HELO 3 to a Mat-Su area hospital for treatment of minor injuries and has since been treated and released,” the release wrote.


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