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Search and Rescue responded to a medical call on Mt. Baldy, Pleasant Grove, Ut


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Search and Rescue and Life Flight brings a 40 year old male down safely from Mt. Baldy in Pleasant Grove.


On Saturday, May 24, 2003 at approximately 0004 hours in the morning Search and Rescue responded to the Curly Springs Trail at Mt. Baldy in Pleasant Grove, Ut. The 40 year old male had fallen while walking his mountain bike during the Wasatch Adventure Race competition. The victim suffered a possible fractured shoulder and was in severe pain. Search and Rescue Perssonel hiked to the victim, and reaching him at 0330 in the morning. They stabalized him medicaly, but due to the extreme rugged terrain, they chose to spend the night with him on the mountain. Life Flight responded at 0630 A.M. and performed a rescue hoist recovery. The victim was transported to LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City in Stable condition. Approximately 19 members from Search and Rescue responded to assist in the safe recovery. Sgt. Dennis Harris-Public Informnation Officer-Utah County Sheriff Office