Photo: TCSAR

JACKSON, Wyo. — Teton County Search and Rescue responded to two incidents yesterday, safely assisting two individuals.

At around 11 a.m. a woman in her 70’s fell off her horse on a trail ride near the Hoback River, about one mile from Spotted Horse Ranch. The woman was in too much pain to walk or get back on her horse. The wrangler rode back to the ranch to get help from other wranglers. Search and Rescue was called after the wranglers were unable to safely bring her down.

Search and Rescue volunteers hit the trail with electric mountain bikes, the RZR side-by-side, and a ground team. With the trail too narrow for the RZR, the e-bikes reached the patient first, where volunteers were able to provide medical assistance and transport her via the wheeled litter to a waiting ambulance.

The second incident occurred at about 4 p.m.

A woman sustained a serious leg injury while hiking in Darby Canyon in Idaho. Her hiking companions and other concerned hikers carried her out of the backcountry.


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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.