A backcountry skier was airlifted off Mount Tallac on Sunday after a 300 foot fall off a cliff, reports the Tahoe Daily Tribune.
The unidentified male skier was skiing with friends when the accident occurred. The victim’s fellow skiers called 911, according to California Highway Patrol Valley Division Air Operations.
The skier was then airlifted out by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue will air assistance from CHP and the Truckee-Tahoe Regional Rescue Team.
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**CHP Helicopter Performs Hoist Rescue** Yesterday afternoon, a skier fell approximately 200-300 feet down rocks along the North side of Mount Tallac suffering major injuries. The El Dorado County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue responded towards the area and due to the remote location requested CHP Helicopter (H-20) to assist. H-20 activated the Truckee-Tahoe Regional Rescue Team while en route, and Paramedic/Firefighter Kurt Gooding from Squaw Valley Fire Department was hoisted down to the patient. Paramedic Gooding treated the skiers injuries while packaging him for rescue. H-20 hoisted the injured skier and flew him down to Taylor Creek Snow Park, where CALSTAR personnel took over patient care flying him to Renown Medical Center in Reno, NV. Additional personnel involved in the rescue were from: Northstar Fire Department, Truckee Fire Protection District, Lake Valley Fire Protection District (official), and CAL FIRE. The Tahoe-Truckee Regional Rescue Team is comprised of highly skilled Paramedic/ Firefighters who also specialize in: mountaineering, avalanche rescue, Swift water rescue, rope rescue, and are trained in helicopter rescue operations. This brings a valuable rescue ability to the region which made this rescue possible. Pilot- Lewis Paramedic- Calcutt #chptruckee #chpsouthlaketahoe #chpvalleydivision Division
The skier was flown to Taylor Creek Snow Park where CALSTAR personnel took over and flew the man to Renown Medical Center in Reno.
We will bring you more details as they emerge.