Wilson Peak Skier Rescue

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Wilson Peak Skier Rescue

Post by CheapCigarMan » Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:21 am

"A 37-year-old man was rescued Tuesday afternoon from the snowy slopes of Wilson Peak after falling approximately 2,000 feet while skiing from its summit..."

"...sheriff’s office said the man suffered multiple traumatic injuries but his life was not believed to be in danger."

"The [New Mexico] man was loaded onto a medical helicopter and flown to Telluride Regional Airport, then immediately transferred to an ambulance for the ride to Telluride Medical Center."

https://denver.cbslocal.com/2021/04/21/ ... el-county/
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Re: Wilson Peak Skier Rescue

Post by coopereitel » Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:13 am

Dang, what a bummer. Glad he's somewhat ok
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Re: Wilson Peak Skier Rescue

Post by OneHalf50 » Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:47 pm

Another article

https://www.outtherecolorado.com/news/s ... -174745466

Upon arrival, the skier was located and it was determined that air rescue would be needed. The skier was flown via helicopter to Telluride Regional Airport with multiple traumatic injuries. He was then taken to the Telluride Medical Center. Though traumatic and severe, his injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening.
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Re: Wilson Peak Skier Rescue

Post by bergsteigen » Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:48 pm

How terrifying. I hope that he can recover from this trauma.
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