Elderly Man Rescued In Park County After Falling While Fishing

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By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily

The Park County Sheriff’s Office rescued an elderly man late last week after injured his back and head in a fall while fishing.

The sheriff’s office received a call for assistance on Thursday afternoon in an area off of U.S. Highway 14 after the 84-year-old fell.

A number of emergency officials were all paged to respond, including the sheriff’s office, Park County Search and Rescue and the Cody Fire Department.

“Even though the fire department was not formally requested to respond to this incident they immediately jumped in to provide service and answer the call of duty, just another example of the exemplary team work that can be counted on in Park County,” Park County Undersheriff Andy Varian said.

About 45 minutes after the initial call was made, the man was assessed by emergency medical staff and was put into a cervical collar and full-body vacuum splint for spinal immobilization.

He was then hauled up the hill via a rope haul system that search and rescue personnel constructed. He was then secured and taken to the waiting ambulance.

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