Whitney Trail Carryout

On June 18th 2013 Inyo SAR assisted a hiker with a sprained ankle on the Mt. Whitney Trail. The patient had OK range of motion in the ankle and minimal swelling and pain, but could not put weight on the ankle. After a full physical examination was performed, the team evacuated the patient. Initially, the […]

Downed Paraglider on Wheeler Ridge

On May 1, Inyo SAR was called out for a paraglider who had crashed above Wells Meadow on the Wheeler Ridge. The Reporting Party was a fellow paraglider who described the patient as having severe face trauma. Our team of 11 members was prepared to provide medical treatment for blood loss and possible airway complications. […]

First Whitney Mission of 2013

At 19:00 on Saturday, March 23, the team received a call about a hiker who fell 500 feet while glissading above Trail Camp and sustained an 8 inch laceration to the head. Seven members headed out from the trailhead. It was clear and warmer than we expected, with a moon to light our way for […]

Missing horse and rider Trona area

9pm called for an overdue horseback rider in the Trona area.  Subject only had a light jacket and expected nighttime temperatures were below freezing.  Discussed with SO China Lake would have a much faster response  also since this was first reported to San Bernardino and they have nighttime helo availability we should look into mutual aid before […]