Volunteers, troopers reach two missing hikers

Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Capital City Fire Rescue special teams and 22 rescuers helped find two missing hikers

CCFR crews were dispatched just before 8 pm to Thunder Mountain to help rescue the pair.

CCFR said one of the hikers injured his knee and needed assistance to get down the mountain.

Alaska State Troopers and Juneau Mountain Rescue were also involved in the rescue.

Troopers said Jayce Hyatt, age 24, and Dylan Wiard, age 27, both of Juneau, had become lost while attempting to descend the face of Thunder Mountain.  The men reported that they were unable to descend or ascend due to the technical terrain.

The operation began just before 2 pm and was concluded after 11 pm.

President of Juneau Mountain Rescue Jackie Ebert said worked for more than eight hours to rescue the pair.  He said 15 rescuers were involved from the agency.  They used a technical lower system to lower the subject out via ropes.  CCFR used ATVs to transport out on the main trail once the men were lowered down.  The American Red Cross also provided assistance in the form of food and beverages at the scene.

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