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Last weekend heavy on local search and rescue calls

Last weekend heavy on local search and rescue calls

(Teton County, Wyo.) - This weekend, there were several injuries in the backcountry where the Teton County Search and Rescue (TCSAR) was called. Here are recaps of the search and rescue calls this past weekend: On Saturday at 12:25 p.m., the TCSAR received a call from Two Ocean Mountain about a skier with possible torn knee ligament. According to Lieutenant Slade Ross from the Teton County Sheriff's Office, the team started to mobilize the snowmobile team but skier self rescued. On Saturday at 1:30 p.m. on Teton Pass near the Powder Reserve/Powder Stash area, a woman got to the bottom and her husband had not come down yet. According to Lieutenant Ross, TCSAR was paged, but then he showed up uninjured. It turned out that he just went to a different area. On Sunday at 1:25 p.m. on Hwy 26, TCSAR was called about a snowmobile accident that occurred near the parking lot on the Continental Divide. According to the Sheriff's Office, a man hit his leg on a tree. He was able to self rescue and then was transported to Lander for treatment. According to Lieutenant Ross, hey live in Lander. On Sunday at 3:52 p.m. on Hwy 287, according to Lieutenant Ross, a 14-year-old snowmobiler crushed his leg causing a possible femur fracture near Continental Divide parking lot. TCSAR packaged the patient and got him out to a waiting ambulance. On Sunday at approximately 4 p.m., according to a release issued by the Teton County Sheriff's Office, a 30-year-old Jackson man, identified as Ernesto Rodriguez-Becerra , walked on to the cornice overlooking the back side of Grand Targhee Resort in a small saddle between the observation deck and “Nit Wits." Part of the cornice broke free and Rodriguez-Becerra fell into the rocky cliffs below. The falling snow cover him after he came to rest at the bottom of the cliffs. The Rodriguez-Becerra was located under the snow by an avalanche dog and dug out by Grand Targhee Resort Ski Patrol. An AED was deployed and CPR was started but life saving efforts were not successful. *Feature Photo: **The helicopter during last month's rescue in Grand Teton National Park. h/t Stephanie Thomas / Pitchengine Communities* #buckrail #news