JACKSON, Wyo. — Teton County Search and Rescue (TCSAR) performed a ground-based rescue during Saturday’s downpour when a female hiker on the North Teton Trail of Teton Canyon when was unable to continue due to a pre-existing medical condition.

The call for help came into TCSAR at 5:10 p.m., and the team responded with two strike teams: one group of four volunteers from Jackson and a second group of three who came from Teton Valley on the west side of the Tetons. Given the inclement weather, a ground rescue was the only option.

The western-based team reached the trailhead first, hiked in, and located the patient around 7:10 p.m. They provided shelter from the storm and assessed her condition while the Jackson team approached with the wheeled litter. Once the Jackson team arrived about an hour later, the volunteers transported the patient via wheeled litter down to the trailhead.

At 9:41, all parties reached the trailhead, and the woman decided to self-transport from there with her family. The volunteers returned to the hangar and prepped the gear for the next call, completing the mission in six hours, 20 minutes.

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Toby Koekkoek is a Community News Reporter, and a recent resident of Teton Valley. He enjoys writing about our region's community events and the movers and shakers that make up the culture of this unique mountain town. He enjoys deep powder, and deep thoughts, skateboarding, playing racquet sports, riding his bike, and nerding out on music. Toby also coaches freeride skiing for the Jackson Hole Ski Club and runs skateboard camps in the summer.