• Forecast
  • News Tip
  • Categories
Temperature Precipitation
Estimated read time
1m 2s

Marshall recounts rescue on the Iditarod trail

By KTVA CBS 11 News 9:22 AM March 6, 2014

"Can't leave a man down like that."

MCGRATH – When Jamaican musher Newton Marshall saw a sled on the side of the trail from Rohn, he didn’t know what to expect.

“I stopped and walked over cause I didn’t see anybody,” said the veteran racer. “I walked over to see if he walked up the trail to see what the conditions were in front of him, but he was shouting for help.”

Marshall said musher Scott Janssen was immobilized by a broken ankle; losing his voice and shivering in the frigid temperatures. But the two men were miles from help.

“I tried to pick him up to take him off the ice, but that didn’t go very far because he was in so much pain,” Marshall said. “It was like I was feeling the same pain that he was going through.”

Janssen couldn’t reach the emergency locator device on his sled, so Marshall said he brought him the box and allowed the injured musher to make the decision to push the button himself. Marshall said he stayed with Janssen for roughly 30 minutes before help arrived and the Jamaican musher went on his way.

“I wasn’t going to leave him, because he also had a concussion,” Marshall said. “Can’t leave a man down like that.”

Latest Stories

  • News

    Kodiak mayor not pleased with plans for city’s DA position

    by Associated Press on Jul 25, 6:58

    KODIAK, Alaska (AP) – An Alaska city’s district attorney’s office is down its lead position, and officials say a replacement will not be hired. The Kodiak Daily Mirror reported Monday the Director of the Alaska Department of Law’s Criminal Division, John Skidmore, says instead of hiring another district attorney to replace former Kodiak District Attorney […]

  • Reports: Trump discussing firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions

    by CBS/AP on Jul 25, 6:38

    WASHINGTON — President Trump has spoken with advisers about firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions as he continues to rage against Sessions’ decision to recuse himself from all matters related to the Russia investigation, according to reports. The president’s anger again bubbled into public view Monday as he referred to Sessions in a tweet as “beleaguered.” Privately, […]

  • Community mourns the loss of Bartlett sophomore

    by John Thompson on Jul 24, 22:59

    Tragedy struck the Hmong and Bartlett High School community last week, as 16-year-old Mlooglug Chervang succumbed to injuries related to a swimming accident.   The sophomore at Bartlett was a member of the football team and very involved in his school’s performing arts programs.   “He kinda represented what we want kids to be like […]

  • News

    Last baby orca born in captivity at SeaWorld park dies, company says

    by CBS News on Jul 24, 22:36

    ORLANDO, Fla. — The last killer whale born in captivity under SeaWorld’s former orca-breeding program died Monday at the company’s San Antonio park, SeaWorld said. Veterinarians were treating 3-month-old Kyara for an infection last weekend, but her health continued to decline, the Orlando-based company said in a news release. “Kyara had a tremendous impact on the entire zoological team, […]

  • Lifestyle

    The pressure is on Alaska’s senators ahead of Tuesday’s healthcare vote

    by Steffi Lee on Jul 24, 22:25

    Alaskans are continuing to pressure their senators to stand against overhauling the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and they also want them to vote “no” on Tuesday’s procedural vote to open debate on a healthcare reform bill. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing for a motion to proceed and Senate Republicans are trying to get […]

  • News

    How the SAP project went from $10 Million to $81.5 Million in 6 years

    by Daniella Rivera on Jul 24, 19:02

    It’s been called an expensive, monster of a project and it’s about to eat up another $5.8 million. That’s the amount Anchorage Assembly members will be asked to approve Tuesday night, to wrap up the controversial SAP software project that’s years overdue, and millions of taxpayer dollars over budget. When former Mayor Dan Sullivan proposed the […]

  • News

    Sales tax could double for some Mat-Su communities

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jul 24, 18:45

    No one likes to pay taxes, but people who live in the Mat-Su may find themselves paying a lot more if propositions for new sales taxes go through. The cities of Palmer, Houston and Wasilla already have city sales taxes but residents might also decide to pay a new tax proposed by the Mat-Su Borough. […]

  • Story Time with Aunt Phil: Alaska crude oil’s explosive discovery

    by Laurel Downing Bill on Jul 24, 18:04

    Richfield Oil Corporation found crude on the Kenai Peninsula this week in July 1957. That discovery helped Alaska on its way to statehood two years later, as Congress believed that Alaska would now be able to fund its own government. But that wasn’t the first time Alaskans had found oil. Alaska Natives used the black […]