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Rangers Rescue Mountaineering Guide From Grand Teton

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avatar Rangers Rescue Mountaineering Guide From Grand Teton
August 10, 2010 06:49PM
Rangers used an interagency contract helicopter to rescue and evacuate an injured climbing guide from the Grand Teton on Friday, August 6th. The 31-year-old employee of Jackson Hole Mountain Guides fell approximately 20 feet while hiking just below the Lower Saddle of the Grand Teton. He was not guiding clients at the time of the accident, but was instead using personal time to recreate in the area. The man sustained a head injury in the fall, which prompted a timely and expeditious flight from the Jackson Hole Mountain Guides’ Corbet High Camp at 11,200 feet to Lupine Meadows at 6,700 feet, where a park ambulance waited to transport him to medical care in Jackson, Wyoming. A ranger treated him on scene before he was evacuated via short-haul and flew out with him.
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