YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyoming – A 55-year-old female nordic skier was reported injured in the Fairy Falls area of Yellowstone National Park (YNP) on Wednesday, April 24, resulting in a rescue from YNP rangers and Teton County Search and Rescue.

According to a Facebook post from Teton County Search and Rescue (TCSAR), the woman and her partner were about a mile into the backcountry near Old Faithful when the injury occurred.

An emergency call was picked up by the Yellowstone Communications Center and park rangers were sent in on skis to help. Upon their arrival, the rangers asked for helicopter assistance from TCSAR, who has the only search and rescue dedicated helicopter in the region.

The helicopter team, consisting of three volunteers and a pilot, departed from a Jackson hanger at 3:36pm, flying for about 30 minutes before reaching the area. After circling several times, the crew spotted the part, landed the helicopter, and brought the skiers onboard. The duo was flown to a landing zone inside Yellowstone, where the injured skier was transferred to a waiting ambulance.

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