TRSAR was put
on standby in the event the helicopter could not get the man
out. Luckily, volunteers did not have to make the grueling
trip into the canyon.
56-year-old man had fallen 30 feet and had been knocked
unconscious in a remote part of the Sierra Ancha Mountains
while canyoneering with friends.
The man was
reportedly climbing down near a waterfall in Salome Canyon
when he slipped and fell, hitting his head. The man was
knocked unconscious and friends had to pull him from a pool
of water, said Bill Pitterle, TRSAR commander.
north of Roosevelt Lake, is a popular place for hikers to
practice technical canyoneering, where ropes and climbing
equipment are used to rappel down waterfalls and over
man came to, his friends helped carry him through several
pools to the mouth of the canyon where a helicopter could
airlift him out to the trailhead.
The two vertical
pictures are interesting in that when you take a closer look
you'll notice that the victim
in the stretcher is being supported/stabilized by a