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Climber Airlifted From Teewinot

August 14, 2012 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, Teton County No Comments
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Another climber has been rescued in Grand Teton National Park – however this time, not because of an injury that resulted from a fall.  Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says a 53-year-old climber from Rock Island, Illinois had become ill and incapable of completing his descent from Teewinot Mountain after having summated it Saturday afternoon.  The climbing party placed an emergency call for help on their cell phone about 6:20 pm and rangers were able to launch the interagency helicopter before running out of daylight.  The man, whose identity is not being released, was removed from the side of the mountain by short-haul and taken to a waiting ambulance at Lupine Meadows.  From there, he was taken to St. John’s Medical Center for treatment.  Meanwhile, one of the climbing rangers remained on the mountain and accompanied the man’s companions down to their vehicle.

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