Skier Clips Rock @ Alta Main Chute Alta, Life Flight Rescue Required

Skier Clips Rock @ Alta Main Chute Alta, Life Flight Rescue Required

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Skier Clips Rock @ Alta Main Chute Alta, Life Flight Rescue Required

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Crews assisted an injured skier at Main Chute Alta on Saturday. Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue was called out for an injured skier at approximately 3:54 p.m.

“A skier was descending the chute when she clipped a rock and tumbled down most of the descent. Search and rescue, Alta Ski Patrol, and Unified Fire made it to the patient and got her stabilized and packaged.”

Due to the severity of the injuries a helicopter was called in to hoist the patient out. The rescue was completed in just under three hours.  No additional info  available regarding the current condition of the skier.

Rescue #26: Injured skiers, Alta Main Baldy Chute
Callout Time: 3:54PM 6/12/2021
Duration: 2hours 54 minutes
SLCOSAR was called out for an injured skier in Main Chute Alta. A skier was descending the chute when she clipped a rock and tumbled down most of the descent. SLCSAR, Alta Ski Patrol, and Unified Fire made it to the patient and got her stabilized and packaged. Due to the seriousness of the injuries, Life Flight was called in to hoist the patient out.

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