Rescue crews helped evacuate five people from a trapped boat Friday morning before the boat freed itself and continued downriver. Photo courtesy Teton County Search and Rescue

JACKSON, Wyo. — It’s already been a busy Friday for Teton County Search and Rescue. Rescue teams have responded to two calls for help, both before noon.

The first call came at 9:10 a.m. that a raft was caught on a strainer roughly four miles south of the Wilson bridge. Rescue teams responded in two jet boats and by foot to help remove the passengers and get them to safety. After safely evacuating five passengers, the boat freed itself and continued on.

As teams were returning the field, they received a second call about an injured horseback rider off of Teton Village Road. An ambulance was able to reach the horseback rider before TCSAR crews.

Teton County Search and Rescue said it wants everyone to “play it safe out there” this weekend.

Shannon is a Wyoming-raised writer and reporter. She just completed a master's in journalism from Boston University. Jackson shaped her into an outdoorswoman, but a love for language and the human condition compels her to write. She believes there's no story too small to tell nor adventure too small to take.