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Local Fisherman and Alaska Troopers Successfully Rescued Homer Man

Jamie Snedden was rescued over the weekend after being taken 300 yards offshore by a chunk of ice.

On Saturday morning, a man floating out to sea on a large chunk of ice in Cook Inlet was rescued by a local charter fishing captain and Alaska State Troopers.

According to the Troopers Dispatch, Jamie Snedden, of Homer. was about 300 yards offshore, submerged in the water, clinging to a chunk of ice with only his head and arms visible when he was pulled aboard the F/V Misty, captained by Shane Blakely of Driftwood Charters.

Troopers arrived on the scene shortly after, transported Snedden to the Anchor Point Boat Launch and a local EMS team. They delivered Snedden to South Peninsula Hospital where he was treated for hypothermia and, according to troopers, is expected to recover.

Kathleen Gustafson came to Homer in 1999 and has been involved with KBBI since 2003. She is responsible for all aspects of local program and content creation, on-air and on-line, for KBBI.