Injured Hiker Rescued from Wyoming Backcountry After 400 Foot Fall

Injured Hiker Rescued from Wyoming Backcountry After 400 Foot Fall
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At approximately 5:15 p.m. on Friday, May 29, Teton Interagency Dispatch Center received an emergency call reporting an injured hiker near Amphitheater Lake in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. Buckrail reports that Teton County Search and Rescue dispatched a helicopter to rescue the injured hiker who had fallen and slid roughly 400 feet when out hiking near the lake with three other individuals. According to Buckrail: “Four individuals were hiking to Amphitheater Lake when they became hiking off route. As they traveled along the ridgeline north of Surprise Lake, Alex Curry, 20, of Scottsdale, Arizona, slipped on snow and fell over 400 vertical feet. He fell into Glacier Gulch and landed near the shore of Delta Lake where he sustained significant injuries. The other three members of the hiking party down climbed to Curry and called 911 communicating their location as Amphitheater Lake.” When the helicopter arrived at Amphitheater Lake rescue teams discovered tha.... Continue Reading at Snowbrains



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