ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Latest on the rescue of two skiers stranded on an Alaska glacier for four days (all times local):
One of two skiers rescued from an Alaska glacier after four nights has left a hospital.
A spokeswoman for Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna (sohl-DOT-nah) says Jennifer Neyman (NEYE-man) was treated and released Tuesday, the same day an Alaska Air National Guard helicopter picked up her and Christopher Hanna.
Hanna had declined medical treatment at the hospital.
An airplane dropped off Neyman and Hanna at Bear Glacier in the Harding Ice Field for a day trip Friday. Stormy weather moved in, and the plane couldn't return to pick them up.
The skiers carried a tent and provisions for two days, but high wind and heavy snowfall wrecked their tent.
They survived by digging a snow cave for shelter.
Strong winds and whiteout conditions thwarted rescue attempts until Tuesday.