TipTop Search and Rescue Assists With Injured Climber in Fremont County

Photo Courtesy of The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office

(Pinedale, Wyo –August 7th, 2018) Yesterday, August 6th,2018, at approximately 2pm, TipTop Search and Rescue was contacted by Fremont County Search and Rescue for assistance in a rescue mission for an injured climber. The 51 year old male climber from Utah had been descending Gooseneck Pinnacle on the Southeast side of Gannett Peak when he fell. The climber’s 16 year old son was able to use an In Reach device to call for help from the mountain.

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Classic Medical life flight was unable to reach the injured climber due to the elevation and terrain. TipTop’s short haul team and Sublette County’s contract helicopter were sent to assist. TipTop Search members were successfully able to secure the injured climber and short haul him out to the waiting medical life flight aircraft. The injured climber was flown to Utah for medical treatment. TipTop Search members then returned to the scene and safely flew the son back to Pinedale where he was reunited with family members and headed home to Utah.

We are pleased to report this morning that the injured climber is stable and will be released from the hospital today to the care of family members at home.

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We would like to credit the TipTop Search and Rescue short haul team, Air Resources pilot Jason Dodds and Fremont County Search and Rescue for the cooperative effort that made this rescue a success.