AK: Badgley injured in hunting accident

Badgley injured in hunting accident – Chilkat Valley News


Longtime Haines firefighter, EMT and ambulance crewman Al Badgley underwent nine hours of surgery after breaking his back in a hunting accident on Friday, Sept. 16.

Badgley said on Wednesday that he was moose hunting near Nenana when he fell about 20 feet from a tree limb, landing on his bottom. He was helicoptered to Fairbanks and transported by medical jet to Anchorage for surgery.

Badgley said he expects to spend at least two weeks in physical therapy. “We’ll get back to Haines as soon as we can,” he said.



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