Our helicopter is leaving today and we’re sorry to see it go! But a few weeks ago on a beautiful sunny day, we invited a few community members to help us train. Not only was the training interesting (and exhilirating!) for the participants, the team members were able to practice on people other then team members which helps with improving communications and other aspects of short haul.
A huge thanks to Missy Falcey and Bill Newton for volunteering to help us out!
If you happened to be skiing the pass on Saturday you may have seen team members in the midst of some pretty amazing training. Ever wonder how to use a pair of skis as an anchor to lower an injured party down a 50 degree slope? Check it out.
The TCSAR team headed out of bounds at the village last Saturday to practice their medical evacuation techniques. Thanks to JHMR for helping us get this training done, a huge help!
TCSAR spent another late night out searching for and finding two lost snowmobilers in the Gros Ventre Mountains. The party of two, which was riding one rented snowmobile became stuck and then hiked to some remote cabins in the Fish Creek area. They were found by search teams around 11:15 pm. When venturing out in the Winter remember to always be prepared for the unexpected night out. Carry at least food, water, clothing, headlamp and a fire starter.
The Teton County Search and Rescue team spent Friday night searching for and retrieving a snowmobiler. The initial call came in at 8:30pm with the team being paged at 10:30pm for snowmobilers and skiers to search and retrieve the snowmobiler. The team headed up Ditch Creek around 11:20am and returned with the snowmobiler at 4:30am. Everyone was safe and the rescued was grateful for the service. Makes you ask.. how did you start your weekend?
Thanks AJ for being our poster boy, again. Read the tips and pass the word. Be considerate for others and be safe in the backcountry.