OLYMPIC VALLEY, California — The Placer County Sheriff’s Office recently shared a video showing a rescue operation at the Palisades Tahoe Ski Resort. The video was taken on February 23rd when a skier got lost on the backside of the resort. Despite spotty cell service, the skier managed to call the sheriff’s office for assistance. A Falcon 30 helicopter was dispatched and found the skier who was later escorted out of the woods. The entire rescue operation took less than an hour.

Placer County Sheriff’s Office:

The recent rescue operation at Palisades ski resort demonstrates the crucial role of modern technology and swift response in ensuring the safety of everyone who enjoys the beauty of what Placer County has to offer. When a skier became lost on the back side of the resort, they were able to use their limited phone reception to contact the Sheriff’s Office for assistance. The quick deployment of Falcon 30, the Sheriff’s Office helicopter, proved instrumental in locating the individual and facilitating their safe extraction.

In situations like these, time is of the essence, and traditional ground-based rescue efforts could take hours to locate and retrieve the individual. However, with the assistance of aerial resources, such as helicopters, the rescue operation was completed in under an hour, ensuring the skier’s safety without unnecessary delay or risk.

The successful outcome of this rescue highlights the importance of investing in and utilizing advanced technologies and resources for search and rescue operations in remote or challenging terrain. It also underscores the dedication and expertise of emergency response teams who work tirelessly to ensure the safety and well-being of the public, even in the most demanding circumstances

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