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2015/2016 Missions

The Team was called out to assist with numerous search and rescue missions in 2015/2016 to included:  technical rescue of hiker on Judd Falls, overdue skiers, rescue of avalanche burial with injuries near Schuylkill Ridge, rescue of injured snowmobiler, overdue hikers, search for overdue hiker in Maroon Bells wilderness area, injured mountain biker evacuations and injured dirt biker on top of Reno Divide.

6 May Friends Hut

A 45 y/o man was evacuated from the Friends Hut during the night after he was unable to ski out due to an ankle injury sustained the previous day. The 12 K evacuation was hampered by soft snow, patchy mud, and stream crossings. Cooler night temperatures were advantageous in firming the snow pack for the evacuation team. Twelve members responded. The subject was released to friends in town at approximately 0500.

21 April Horse Rescue

CBSAR requested to assist with the extrication of a 1700 pound Belgian draft horse from a bog. The effort was inhibited by cold weather and snow, taking over 5 hours. SAR worked under the direction of a local large-animal vet. The animal was successfully extricated, but later died from exhaustion.

14 February Elkton Hut Rescue

Snow machine evacuation of injured backcountry skier from the Elkton Huts. Complaint was an unstable ankle injury.