JUNEAU, Alaska – Firefighters in Alaska rescued a Boy Scout after a 3,000-pound boulder tumbled onto him at a Juneau camp, pinning his legs.
The Juneau Empire reports (http://bit.ly/1HLQWkL) Capital City Fire/Rescue freed the boy Monday after an intensive rescue that took about two hours. The Ketchikan teen's name hasn't been released.
The fire agency responded to Eagle Beach after camp leaders reported the emergency. The lead firefighter on the scene, Noah Jenkins, says the boy was on the beach when the rock loosened and fell on top of him.
Boy Scout leaders were able to free one of the boy's legs. Firefighters lifted the boulder with inflatable air bags to free his other leg.
The boy was flown by helicopter to Bartlett Regional Hospital. On Wednesday, hospital spokesman Jim Strader said he was unable to provide any information.
Information from: Juneau (Alaska) Empire, http://www.juneauempire.com