First Quarter 2011 Accidents/Rescues

First Quarter 2011 Accidents/Rescues

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January 31st, 2011, 4:48 pm #1

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January 31st, 2011, 4:49 pm #2

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January 31st, 2011, 5:02 pm #3

ESTES PARK, CO - Rescuers brought Rebecca Stubbs, a 20-year-old student at the University of Colorado-Boulder, out of the backcountry at about 11:30 p.m. Saturday, ending a long rescue after she fell that morning while climbing east of Longs Peak.

Stubbs, whose hometown is in Massachusetts, sustained multiple, serious injuries, but none of the injuries are life-threatening, said Larry Frederick, a spokesman for Rocky Mountain National Park. She was conscious and alert when rescuers reached her around noon and remained conscious throughout the rescue.

She was in a party of five and left the Longs Peak Trailhead at 4 a.m. with the goal of climbing 13,191-foot Mount Meeker. Just before 8 a.m., the climbers put on their crampons to start across a steep, icy slope above Peacock Pool in the Chasm Lake area just east of Longs Peak. Stubbs fell and slid 200 feet down slope.

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January 31st, 2011, 5:17 pm #4

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A climber who survived a 1,000 ft. fall off the side of a Scottish mountain has told how he believed he was going to die as he plummeted down a cliff edge.

Adam Potter, 35, was near the top of Sgurr Choinnich Mor, about five miles east of Ben Nevis, when he slipped and fell down the near-vertical eastern slope of the mountain.

However, despite breaking his back in three places, he was still able to walk and rescuers in a Royal Navy helicopter, which was on a training exercise, found him standing reading a map.

Mr. Potter, who is recovering in the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow, was attempting to reach the summit of the mountain with three friends and a dog when the accident happened at about 2 pm on Saturday.

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February 2nd, 2011, 1:14 am #5

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February 11th, 2011, 4:55 am #6

Grand Canyon, AZ - On Wednesday, February 9, at approximately 4:00 p.m., the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a report of a separated party in the vicinity of the Yavapai Geology Museum. The reporting party stated that upon his return from the men's room, he could not locate his wife.

Almost an hour later, park rangers spotted a body, currently believed to be that of the missing woman, approximately 600 feet below the rim just east of the Geology Museum.

Due to waning light and quickly dropping temperatures, a decision was made to wait until this morning to send rangers in to recover the body. Rangers are hiking into the body at this time in order to document the scene and prepare the body for transport.

The body will be transported to the rim via helicopter where it will be met by the Coconino County Medical Examiner.

The National Park Service is conducting an investigation into the incident. No further information is available at this time.

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March 22nd, 2011, 2:01 am #7

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March 22nd, 2011, 2:04 am #8

Phoenix firefighters Sunday used a rope-and-basket system to rescue a hiker who had plummeted 20 feet from Dobbins Point in South Mountain and landed on his head, said Captain Jonathan Jacobs.

The man and his friends were walking off-trail when the hiker apparently lost footing and plunged, Jacobs said. He was conscious and talking when firefighters found him but was transported to an area hospital in serious condition.

Firefighters lowered the hiker in a basket more than 150 feet, using ropes and that were rigged around rocks, Jacobs said. About 75 feet of the distance was sheer rock, he said.

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