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Two men rescued from mudflats after attempting to photograph an eagle

File photo. Courtesy: Flickr/Edd Deane

File photo. Courtesy: Flickr/Edd Deane


Cheryl Santa Maria
Digital Reporter

Friday, June 27, 2014, 5:23 PM - Two men may be nursing a couple of bruised egos after having to be rescued when their attempt to photograph a bald eagle failed in Anchorage, Alaska.

On Thursday, 46 year-old John Prince of Arkansas and 47 year-old William Shannon of Indiana wandered about 500 feet onto the mudflats off of Alaska's Kalifornsky Beach Road in pursuit of the bird, where they wound up getting stuck in the mud.

The men weren't able to get themselves free so Alaska State Troopers had to be called in to dig them out.

According to KTUU-TV one of the men was freed with relative ease while it took more than 45 minutes to unearth the other.


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Both men were assessed by medical professionals at the scene, but neither was transported to a hospital.

Alaska is home to one of the largest eagle populations in the world with approximately 10,000 nesting pairs believed to be living in the state.

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