Teton County Search and Rescue Saves Boy From Horse Accident, Woman With Broken Leg

Teton County Search and Rescue had a busy weekend, with two rescues in two days.

Ellen Fike

May 04, 20211 min read

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Teton County Search and Rescue personnel had a busy weekend, with two rescues in two days.

First, on Saturday, the organization was asked to respond to a report of a boy who had been injured in a horse accident on Gros Ventre Road in Bridger-Teton National Forest. The reporting party was able to reach the dispatchers using an emergency locator device.

Search and rescue responded with ground and helicopter teams, with the helicopter crew reaching him first. Team members assessed the boy’s injuries and packed him into the helicopter for transport to further medical treatment.

On Sunday, the team assisted Grand Teton National Park after being notified that a woman had broken her leg at Phelps Lake inside the park.

Park rangers short-hauled her for further medical treatment.

Teton County SAR has had one of its busiest years ever in 2021, responding to three avalanche-related deaths in a span of five days back in the winter.

In February, the team rescued eight stranded snowmobilers after they became lost on Beartooth Pass.  

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