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Search and Rescue Team Operation: Aid to Injured Backcountry Pack Riders

To:                  All Media Partners

 From:             Jennifer M. Hansen, Public Information Officer

 Date:               July 22, 2014

 RE:                 Search and Rescue Team Operation: Aid to injured backcountry pack riders

SAR Operation - Agnew Meadows Pack Trip
SAR Operation – Agnew Meadows Pack Trip

On the afternoon of Friday, July 18, 2014, at approximately 3:00pm, Mono County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a call regarding two injured backcountry pack trip participants.

A multi-day guided pack trip was returning from their trip, when approximately 1.5 miles from the Agnew Meadows pack stations, two mules became spooked and the riders were thrown from the mules. The Mono County Sheriff Search and Rescue (SAR) team responded to aid the two injured riders. One rider suffered a bruised leg. The other rider sustained serious injuries. Eight SAR members hiked in and stabilized the seriously injured rider for evacuation to the trailhead via a wheeled litter. Mono County Paramedics met with SAR team members and the victim and transported them by ambulance to Mammoth Hospital for treatment.

Written and prepared by Jennifer M. Hansen, Public Information Officer

 

 

Storms Washout Roads in the White and Inyo Mountains

News Release
For Immediate Release
July 22, 2014
Media Contact: Deb Schweizer
(760) 873-2427
debraaschweizer@fs.fed.us
 
 
Storms Washout Roads in the White and Inyo Mountains
The series of storms that passed over the Eastern Sierra last week have caused damage to the several roads in the White Mountains.
Summer thunderstorms brought heavy rains to some areas of the White and Inyo Mountains, where road washouts have occurred. Roads in the Crooked Creek drainage, including the Crooked Creek Road (Road 05S01), the Cottonwood Road (Road 35E315) and the Wyman Canyon Road, require skilled travel on dirt mountain roads.  The Forest Service is completing repairs on forest service roads.
Visitors should take precautions when travelling on dirt roads and report any road damage to a US Forest Service office.
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