Seward Volunteer Fire Department and Alaska State Troopers responded Wednesday afternoon Oct 23, to a call for help from two hikers climbing Mount Marathon. They had hiked up the Jeep Trail, and crossed over to the straight trail but got into the snow. It was too icy and too steep that they did not feel that they could get themselves back down. They called 911 for help at 4:30 p.m.Trooper Dave Lorring, who had led the effort to search for lost Mount Marathon racer Michael Lemaitre the summer before last, was on hand. He hiked up the mountain with two local fire department personnel and they located the two stranded hikers: Sarah E. Lee, 28 and her husband Edwin H. Lee, 35, of Minnesota. The rescuers helped them hike back down, and everybody helping out was relieved of their duties by 6:38, said Alaska State Trooper Spokeswoman Beth Ibsen.
At approximately 9:20 Wednesday morning the Seward Police Department responded to a motor vehicle accident at the Seward Rec Camp. The driver and only occupant, April Bunn, reported falling asleep while travelling southbound on the Seward Highway. Her vehicle drifted off the road, travelled through the southbound ditch, and struck a building at the Air Force Rec Camp. It entered the building where it came to a final rest, said Lt Louis Tiner, SPD spokesman. Bunn was not injured and declined medical care. Seward volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Corps also responded to the accident.