EAGLE RIVER, Alaska — Three people were rescued from an overturned canoe in the Eagle River Monday night, according to the Anchorage Fire Department and Alaska State Troopers.
AFD and AST say they responded to the call for a swift water rescue around 8 o'clock Monday night, near mile 17 of the Eagle River, near the Briggs Bridge over Eagle River Loop Road.
A trooper helicopter was used to help locate the three, who had managed to climb onto a log that the canoe had run into, causing the canoe to flip over.
"The current got really strong and we kind of ran into a log and we just flipped over," said Thatcher Slagle, one of the three who was rescued. "Somebody just leaned sideways and we just flipped over."