Mono SAR helps agencies rescue local woman

monosarSearch and Rescue (SAR) Team provides mutual aid to local agencies 

On January 18, 2013, the Mono County Sheriff Search and Rescue (SAR) Team responded to a call for a 41 year-old, local resident, who was reported to be in need of help in the snow above the Sherwin Creek Road.

The SAR Team responded, as well as Mammoth Lakes Fire Department, Mono County Paramedics, Mammoth Lakes Police Department, Forest Service, and Mono County Sheriff deputies.  Search teams looked for tracks by snowmobile, and dog teams searched for scent.  Searchers on a snowmobile located the subject lying in the snow.  Mono County Paramedics were transported by SAR Team snowmobiles to the location of the woman.

The patient was given warm clothing and heat packs and was transported by a snowmobile-towed toboggan to the road, and from there, to Mammoth Hospital by ambulance for treatment.

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2 Responses to Mono SAR helps agencies rescue local woman

  1. ferdinand lopez January 23, 2013 at 11:27 am #

    more details would be nice,so i know what not to do

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  2. P January 25, 2013 at 2:38 pm #

    Thanks to everyone who came out to help and also thanks to the individual who found and turned in a piece of equipment lost by the folks out searching.

    Best advice when going out in the snow is to dress properly for exertion and travel in cold conditions.

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