May 20, 2024
A reality TV star and Iditarod musher was injured during his attempt to clean up an Alaskan home following Typhoon Merbok.

A reality TV star and Iditarod musher was injured during his attempt to clean up an Alaskan home following Typhoon Merbok.

Jessie Holmes was in Golovin, Alaska Wednesday, rendering service to the 22 homes out of the 64 in town damaged by the storm. Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race champion Brent Sass and two other mushers, Jeff Deeter, and Richie Beattie accompanied Holmes in the cleanup. Holmes, who won third place in this year’s Iditarod, pulled a piece of plywood in an attempt to dry it out and instead saw more debris collapse on top of him.

“One of Jessie’s wrists is broken, his other arm is also injured, he has broken ribs and some internal injuries,” a fund raising campaign in Holme’s name reads.

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As a result of his injuries, Holmes was reportedly airlifted to the region’s hospital in Nome, and then transferred again to Anchorage to receive surgery according to the campaign which has raised over $36,000. Providence Alaska Medical Center spokesperson Mikal Canfield wrote an email Friday to The Associated Press confirming that Holmes had been released after treatment.

“I wanted to take a moment to let everyone know how much I appreciate all the love, support, and prayers. I’m blessed to be surrounded by such great people and lucky to still be here,” Holmes wrote in a Facebook post. “My main goal now is to focus on my recovery and get back to my kennel.”

“My heart remains with the people in Western Alaska and hope people will continue to remember and support these villages as winter fast approaches.”

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Holmes has been a star of National Geographic’s “Life Below Zero” reality show since 2015.

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