JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska —Airmen with the Alaska Air National Guard’s 210th and 212th Rescue Squadrons rescued four individuals Aug. 18 after their all-terrain vehicle flipped and fell into the Knik River at the Knik Glacier.
A 210th Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson rescued the individuals before midnight and transported them to the JBER Hospital.
According to the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center, the mission was opened in response to a request for assistance from the Alaska State Troopers.
Guardian Angel teams are highly trained personnel made up of a pararescueman and a combat rescue officer who both specialize in conducting rescue missions.
After receiving the mission, the AKRCC tasked Air Guardsmen to respond to the event.
For this mission, the 210th and 212th Rescue Squadrons were awarded four saves.