Man and Dogs Rescued From River

Man and Dogs Rescued From River

Sheriff’s officers and members of the Tip Top Search and Rescue team collaborated to evacuate a driver and his two dogs from a truck that had plunged into the Green River in Sublette County. The incident occurred on Sunday at approximately 10:00 pm when a call came into Sublette County Dispatch of a truck in river near Reardon Draw which is just South of Big Piney. With reports of the vehicle partially submerged in the icy water with the driver still in it, TipTop Search and Rescue members were also paged to respond.  Prior to the arrival of the Swiftwater rescue team, sheriff’s deputies and Sublette County Unified Fire safely assisted the driver out of the vehicle utilizing a ladder which extended from the ice built up next to the bank to the bed of the truck. Rescue team members were then tasked with the rescue of two dogs still in the cab. Rescue team members then focused their attention on the removal of the truck using a winch attached to the frame which was completely under water It required two tow trucks to pull the truck out of the river. The driver was taken to the Pinedale Medical Clinic to be evaluated. Working in zero-degree temperatures with ice and moving water is not something the rescue team volunteers do often, but due to their training and team work, they managed to accomplish the mission.

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