August 9, 2014

August 8, 2014 Cranberry Peak Rescue

FSAR's Jim A. and Melissa S assisted in a litter carry-out on Cranberry Peak for an elderly female with a fractured leg. 

In Melissa's words: 

"The call out came in at 613 pm from Steve Y. The team arrived on scene at 7:15 p.m. when we hiked up to meet the litter team. 
Also participating in the nighttime carry out were Northstar personnel, MWS, and local fire department members. This night rescue was made difficult by an intense rainstorm which made the trail muddy and the roots and rocks along the trail extremely slippery. The patient was in good spirits, however, and joked with the litter crew. We arrived at the ambulance around 8:45 p.m. Great teamwork by all!"

Photo: Melissa S.