Four Rescued from Floatplane Crash in Cook Inlet

Four people were rescued after the Cessna 185 they were flying in crashed in Cook Inlet, around 22-miles southwest of Kenai.

A state trooper in a helicopter was on patrol nearby and was able to drop a life raft to the pilot and three passengers, who were standing on the still-floating tail section of the plane.

After dropping off the raft, the trooper contacted people at a nearby fish camp, who were able to take a skiff to bring the four back to the camp where they were picked up by a National Guard helicopter and flown to the Valley.

Scott Johannes, age 48, of Wasilla, was the pilot of the plane.

No injuries have been reported.

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