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Re: Grand Canyon: Visitor Injured When Concessioner Mule Falls On Her

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avatar Grand Canyon: Visitor Injured When Concessioner Mule Falls On Her
May 07, 2009 01:58PM
On Tuesday morning, rangers responded to a mule accident on the Bright Angel Trail that involved at 66-year-old woman from California. Park dispatch received a radio call from a mule wrangler reporting that a mule had lost it’s footing, fallen, then rolled over the woman. The accident occurred about two-and-a-half miles below the rim. The mule and its passenger were part of two concessioner mule strings who were en route to Phantom Ranch for an overnight stay. Two park paramedics were flown to the accident scene and stabilized the woman before extricating her using a short-haul operation. She was flown to the helibase on the South Rim, then to Flagstaff Medical Center. About a dozen people from the park were involved in the rescue operation. They were assisted by Xanterra mule wranglers and visitors on the trail. During helicopter operations, the Bright Angel Trail was closed for approximately an hour. An investigation into the cause of the accident will be completed by the National Park Service.
avatar Re: Grand Canyon: Visitor Injured When Concessioner Mule Falls On Her
May 07, 2009 05:45PM
Talk about a Poopy trail...At times, it seems like there are more mules on the trail than humans!

Busy Bee
avatar Re: Grand Canyon: Visitor Injured When Concessioner Mule Falls On Her
May 08, 2009 09:57AM
that was some jackass!
avatar Re: Grand Canyon: Visitor Injured When Concessioner Mule Falls On Her
May 08, 2009 04:32PM
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forrestranger
that was some jackass!

You are half right.
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