Scary, fluid in lungs at Iceberg

07/13/12 5AM callout probable HAPE situation at Iceberg Lake.  Pt had been sick for 3 days and at 3AM started getting worse, coughing and had fluid in lungs.  5 member rescue team set up for a helo mission 1 member hiked up to make sure they were not already heading down the trail as we […]

Another SPOT

07/09/12 Spot activation Brainerd Lake.  3 members responded to hut before we left building we found out the person had pressed the help button by mistake and had called authorities to let them know before we hit the trail.  

Not a leg an eye injury Trail Camp

07/08/12 8PM callout, leg injury at trail camp unable to continue.  Challenging communication as the party had split up and was using small handhelds with poor reception.  2 member hasty team headed up the trail found a patient who had fallen and shattered his glasses embedding shards around the eye socket.  Confirmed he was the […]

Long Lake possible heart attack

07/01/12 5pm call person with heart problems at Long Lake in Rock Creek drainage.  2 members who live in area responded from home 4 more responded from Bishop Hut.  As luck would have it there was a heart surgeon hiking the trail who we found with Pt, rest and O2 worked well, Pt refused further […]

Coordinators surprise training

06/23/12 We were given a callout at the hut where we had to interview the reporting party and formulate a plan, execute and complete the mission start to finish.  Today was an overdue fisherman.  Medical complications of diabetic, and alcoholism.  Located car, tracked and then rescued victim from sandbar in river with a swing and […]