Search and Rescue-Crystal Crag
To: All Media Partners
From: Sarah Roberts-Public Information Officer
Re: Press Release – Search and Rescue
On Sunday Morning, June 24, 2018 at 11:23 AM, Mono County Search and Rescue team was called to aide in the rescue of a 25-year old female who had sustained a possible broken ankle at Crystal Lake in the Mammoth Lakes basin (approx. 9600 elevation).
She and a friend had almost summited the Crag when a boulder dislodged and stuck her ankle. With the help of her friend and fellow climbers they were able to lower her off the Crag to the base, while the SAR team assembled and set the staging area located at Lake George.
The team began the hike to the Crystal Crag with equipment to safely extract her from the backcountry. She was successfully transported by wheeled litter down to the staging area, where her friend then transported her to Mammoth Hospital for treatment.
The SAR team volunteered 57-man hours for this rescue.
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