Home » Bridger Teton National Forest »Jackson Hole »Teton County » Currently Reading:

SAR Team Conducts Two Rescues Back-to-Back

SAR Helicopter

Teton County Search and Rescue personnel located and assisted two snowboarders from Colorado who strayed off Teton Pass Friday morning, became disoriented, lost equipment and were forced to spend Thursday night on the mountain.  According to Search and Rescue Director Tim Ciocarlan, 35-year-old Adam Doherty and 55-year-old Chris Blatter of Palisade, Colorado  had decided to ski the pass about 11:00 am Thursday using maps of the area they had obtained.  However, they became lost, and the Search and Rescue team was called in about 8:30 pm, and the area was searched until about 12:30 am.  Then Friday morning, the search resumed with 17 volunteers and the search and rescue helicopter.  As the morning progressed, Ciocarlan says the missing men contacted 911 from their cell phone and the phone’s GPS coordinates led the team to the pair.  Ciocarlan says they had traveled from the Summit Ridge to the North Fork of Mosquito Creek and they continued on a route away from the pass.  Finally, being lost and having lost important equipment, the two built a fire and stayed the night.  Ciocarlan says the two were cold, but otherwise unharmed when they were located.

Before the team had time to return to Jackson, they were called to aid a 63-year-old local man who suffered a medical setback while skiing Olympic Bowl near the pass.  The unnamed man was plucked from the mountain by  helicopter and flown directly to St. John’s medical center.

Comment on this Article:

LOST CREEK RANCH AND SPA WEBCAM

Quake List

Archive

Weather Alerts

Wyoming News

  • Hunters must be conservationists first - October 20, 2014
    As hunters, it’s our responsibility to take care of the critters we hunt, as well as those we don’t. We have to obey the game laws. Police ourselves to be sure others respect the wildlife. And even offer suggestions to the Game and Fish Commission when we think there are better ways to ensure that […]
  • Quiet & Mainly Settled Weather Expected - October 17, 2014
    High pressure will build over the area today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry.  Winds will also stay light to breezy and no significant gusting is expected.  Temperatures become a touch cooler statewide, but will be closer to average.  Daytime highs will be in the 50′s across the mountain […]
  • Wish list season is upon us again - October 17, 2014
    Late October is a bad time of year for me. If I were independently wealthy, it wouldn’t be so bad. But I’m not. I’m a journalist, so it’s a little painful. It’s rough because this is when the Christmas catalogs start hitting the mailbox, and they’re chock-full of gear I wish I had. From the […]
  • Pleasant Autumn Weather Expected - October 16, 2014
    Temperatures will be noticeably cooler and closer to average today due to a cool front that crossed through the state of Wyoming yesterday.  We can also expect partly to mostly cloudy skies and breezy winds today, but conditions will remain mainly dry.  Winds will gust between 15 to 25 mph.  Daytime highs will reach the […]

National and World News

The Latest RSS Items

  • No items found in feed URL: http://feeds.feedburner.com/StefaniasBlog?format=xml. You requested 5 items.
  • powered by RSS Just Better 1.3 plugin