Rescue underway on Table Mountain, 2 injured

WYOMING — A group of 30 hikers from out of town tried to make it to the top of Table Mountain from the Teton Cayon trailhead this afternoon. Two of them are currently waiting for Teton County Search and Rescue to pull them out.

A member of the 30-person party called Search and Rescue at about 4 p.m., said Search and Rescue Chief Advisor Cody Lockhart. One of the victims is a 32-year-old man suffering from altitude sickness. He became stranded just below the summit. Another is a 17-year-old girl with a lower leg injury roughly 600 vertical feet below the summit.

Ground teams responded immediately, but a helicopter is now on its way air-lift the two patients out. Search and Rescue had to call in a helicopter from Teton Interagency Fire, which was already on duty and had to be pulled from a fire. Six of the 30 party members are staying with the victims to assist with the rescue, everyone else is hiking back to the trailhead.

This is an active/ongoing rescue. Buckrail will provide more information as it becomes available.

UPDATE: The rescue wrapped up at around 7:30 p.m. Both patients were transported to the Teton Valley Hospital. A rescuer dropped a cell phone on Table Mountain, so if you’re up there in you find it, message SAR or call (307)-733-2331.

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