Alaska Air Guard rescues hikers near Whittier

Two teenage boys who fell on a mountain near Whittier were picked up by an Alaska Air National Guard helicopter.

The Guard says the 16-year-olds fell and suffered injuries Saturday while climbing the mountain.

One contacted his father, who relayed the message to Whittier police and then Alaska State Troopers.

An Air National Guard helicopter with a hoist reached the teens at 1:30 a.m. Sunday.

The hikers were flown to an Anchorage hospital. Their names and hometowns were not released.

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