On June 15, North Slope Borough Search and Rescue were notified of a capsized raft on the Kongakut River about 75 miles south of Kaktovik. Additional help was requested from the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center and the Alaska Air National Guard. The raft capsized after hitting some rapids and both occupants in this raft were thrown into the river. Other guests in the group were safely transported to shore and later rescued.
Report taken from Alaska Dispatch News and KTUU.
Rafting Safety Tips
Choose a professional outfitter and ALWAYS wear a personal flotation device. Make sure your life jacket is snug and clipped at all time. Inform your guide of any medical conditions you have and know your own limitations.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a rafting accident or have a loved one who did not survive, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, lost wages, medical expenses, and emotional distress. Contact the personal injury attorneys at Ringstad Law Office, P.C. today.