The Search and Rescue helicopter lands at the Granite Creek trailhead. Photo: TCSAR

JACKSON, Wyo. — Yesterday, Feb. 8, Teton County Search and Rescue (TCSAR) volunteers responded to an injured snowmobiler up Granite Creek Road.

The snowmobiler sustained a serious upper leg injury. A helicopter team and ground team responded to the scene. The helicopter team was able to land near the patient and transport them to an ambulance at the trailhead.

Granite Creek Road is a popular area for snowmobiling trips and tours to Granite Hot Springs and the Granite Creek waterfall.

This is the third accident in three days TCSAR was paged out to.

On Sunday, TCSAR responded to a snowmobile accident on Togwotee Pass. Monday, TCSAR assisted Jackson Hole Ski Patrol with an injured skier near Pucker Face. All three accidents required the use of the Search and Rescue helicopter.

Two weeks ago, TCSAR had another busy three days in a row with rescues from Jan. 22-24.

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Lindsay Vallen is a Community News Reporter covering a little bit of everything; with an interest in politics, wildlife, and amplifying community voices. Originally from the east coast, Lindsay has called Wilson, Wyoming home since 2017. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, cooking, and completing the Jackson Hole Daily crosswords.