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Dana Plateau SAR Incident 2/12

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Dana Plateau SAR Incident 2/12

Postby maverick » Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:12 pm

Mono SAR:

In late afternoon, a party of 4 from the Lake Tahoe area were backcountry skiing down the V chute of the Dana Plateau below the Third Pillar when a 44 year old woman's binding released, causing her to tumble down the slope with one ski remaining on.

Her right knee sustained injury. Her friends called 911 for help. CHP helicopter H40 from Fresno responded, but due to blowing snow and darkness was unable to land.

While ground teams were skiing and snowshoeing up to the location at 10,000 feet elevation, a Seahawk helicopter from Lemoore Naval Air Station was able to land and extract the 4 skiers.

The injured skier was transported by Mono County paramedics to Mammoth Hospital for treatment.
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