This evening at approximately 8:00 p.m. Tuesday evening, WCSART received a 911 call from a lost hiker. The hiker was from Texas and could not describe the trail he was on or where he had parked his vehicle. We were able to make cellular contact with him and gain a coordinate using google maps (the individual had deleted his compass app and did not have enough service to re-download it). A team member was then able to provide a heading remotely to get the very happy Texan back to his vehicle.
During our second mission on Friday, WCSART was called to Muir Valley in response to a climbing accident. A climber on Ohio Climbing, a 5.8 sport route at Bruise Brothers Crag, took an awkward pendulum fall between the final bolt and the anchors. As a result of the arrested fall, the climber sustained lower leg injuries. WCSART packaged the patient and transported them to the trailhead where they self transported to a hospital.Read More
At approximately 2:15 pm this afternoon, WCSART responded to a female hiker on Rock Bridge Trail with a non-ambulatory injury to her right leg. Team members accessed and packaged the patient before evacuating her back to the trailhead. During the carryout, multiple low-angle belays were necessary. A special thanks to Red STAR Wilderness EMS for lending a mutual aid hand today and Breathitt-Wolfe EMS INC. for transporting the hiker to definitive care.Read More