Team Mission Report
Team members responding: 10
Miles: 6 vehicles @ 120 miles round trip = 720miles
Hours: 5 hr = 50 man hours
Other Responding: Albany County Sheriff's Office, Laramie Fire Department, Big Laramie Fire Department, AirLife Denver
News Release from the Albany County Sheriff's Office
October 30, 2014
- At approximately 5:29 P.M. Deputies of the Albany County Sheriff's office received a call to respond to the area of the Platte River Wilderness Area near the Pickaroon Campground near a trailhead that leads into the wilderness area.
- Dispatch received the call from a man who had been hiking in the area. The hiker had been approached by another man on a horse saying that his friend had fallen while riding a horse and needed medical assistance as it was apparent that he may have broken bones. The man needed to hike to an area where he was able to make cell phone contact to request assistance.
- Albany County Deputies immediately began their response to the area yet due to the remoteness of the area, did not arrive until approximately 7:30 P.M.
- Additional resources had been requested by the responding Deputies, which included (Two) EMT personnel from the Big Laramie Volunteer Fire Department, 10 Albany County Search and Rescue volunteers, and the Flight for Life helicopter and its crew.
- Deputies and other members of the Rescue team immediately began walking approximately one half mile up the rugged trail, where the man was located and it was discovered that he had a compound fracture to his femur.
- Rescue personnel carried the victim out of the trail area, to the awaiting helicopter.
- The victim was then airlifted to a Colorado area hospital to care for his injuries.
Robert J. DeBree (Undersheriff)
Albany County Sheriff's Office