Boy rescued from mudflats near Matanuska River

Boy rescued from mudflats near Matanuska River
Published: Oct. 1, 2022 at 2:44 PM AKDT|Updated: Oct. 1, 2022 at 4:52 PM AKDT
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PALMER, Alaska (KTUU) - A boy who was stuck in the mud off of the Glenn Highway in the Matanuska River has been rescued.

At 12:51 p.m. Saturday, Alaska State Troopers received a report that a juvenile male was stuck in the mudflats in the river about 1.5 miles downstream from the Glenn Highway bridge, according to an online dispatch.

Troopers and a Mat-Su Emergency Services Dive rescue team responded to the location after receiving the notification of a boy who became stuck in the mud about waist deep.

“With the use of portable water pumps responders were able to safely extract the juvenile around 4:30 pm. He was flown in DPS HELO 3 to a Mat-Su area hospital for treatment of minor injuries and has since been treated and released,” the release wrote.

This story has been updated with new information.