Three People Rescued From Mount Mageik Volcano

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By KMVT News

Mount Mageik, Alaska (CNN) - Could you spend two days stuck on a volcano, in a snowed over helicopter, dealing with freezing temperatures? That's just what Taryn Lopez and her team did on Alaska's Mount Mageik.

Lopez is part of a team that studies the causes of earthquakes. They were picking up their equipment to protect it from winter, when they got trapped more than six thousand feet up. They called for help, but bad weather prevented a rescue. Lopez says the lowest temperature she saw was 28 degrees.

They survived thanks to sleeping bags, waterproof gear and emergency supplies. There was also enough food and water.

The Alaska Air National Guard was able to rescue them on Friday.


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