Alaska State Trooper rescues man with hypothermia

21720162Alaska State Troopers helped rescue a hypothermic Chatanikaman from the side of the Steese Highway on Monday night. Troopers responded to a report of an intoxicated pedestrian sitting alone along the highway, according to a dispatch Tuesday. The man was reportedly shivering in wet clothing near Mile 48. AST located 40-year-old Samuel Foster when they arrived at the scene. They say he was in a state of hypothermia and severely frostbitten, and wasn't able to move on his own. The responding trooper carried him to the patrol car, and transferred Foster to an ambulance. Medics say his temperature was recorded at 89 degrees.

 

 

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