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Hiker Rescued From Illilouette Canyon

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avatar Hiker Rescued From Illilouette Canyon
September 14, 2009 03:08PM
On Saturday, September 5th, the Yosemite Emergency Communications Center received a cell phone call from a park visitor hiking in the Illilouette Canyon east of Glacier Point. The visitor reported that a 43-year-old man had fallen while hiking along Illilouette Creek, hit his head on river rocks, and lost consciousness for a period of time. Wawona rangers responded via the Panorama Trail and located the man above Illilouette Falls. Park ranger/paramedic Heidi Schlichting provided ALS care, then requested an evacuation via the park’s contract helicopter. Park ranger/medic Matt Stark heli-rappelled to their location and packaged the man for helicopter short-haul to Yosemite Valley.
Re: Hiker Rescued From Illilouette Canyon
September 14, 2009 04:50PM
"Hi honey, I'm home - I fell down and got packaged by a heli-rappeler today...."

Guess it's a good thing cell phones work up there.

Going to have to think hard about volunteering for SAR now.
avatar Re: Hiker Rescued From Illilouette Canyon
September 14, 2009 10:09PM
Wawona rangers? Is this normal or was the Valley short-staffed? Wawona rangers just happened to be in the area?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/14/2009 10:10PM by sierranomad.
avatar Re: Hiker Rescued From Illilouette Canyon
September 14, 2009 11:35PM
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sierranomad
Wawona rangers? Is this normal or was the Valley short-staffed? Wawona rangers just happened to be in the area?

They're probably as close as anyone is.
avatar Re: Hiker Rescued From Illilouette Canyon
September 14, 2009 10:45PM
Maybe hikers and climbers should stop putting themselves in harm's way.
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