Hiker rescued in San Juan Back Country with possible broken hip
SAN JUAN COUNTY—A backcountry search and rescue was successful after a hiker believed they broke their hip.
SAR personnel from both Blanding and Monticello responded to an emergency beacon set off from a remote hiking trail and found a 75-year-old hiker with a possible broken hip. The hiker was in the San Juan Back Country near the Moonhouse Ruin site.
Because of the remote location and nature of the call, Classic Air Care was also dispatched. County Sheriff’s Deputies and BLM officers also responded along with an ambulance.
The helicopter was able to land near the hiker where he was assessed by med units and flown out.
According to a statement from SAR, ” In our remote county we are grateful for the access of responders and teamwork with units such as Classic and the immense help they are for these types of calls and the quick response for patient care.”
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