Grand County EMS: Injured man rescued after falling 40 feet near Corona Arch

The Grand County Sheriff's Office, Search and Rescue, emergency medical crews and Classic Air Medical worked together to rescue a man who fell about 40 feet near Corona Arch and was seriously injured overnight Aug. 13-14, 2020. Photo: GCEMS/Facebook

GRAND COUNTY, Utah, Aug. 14, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — Grand County Sheriff’s Office dispatchers were notified at 12:26 a.m. Friday of a beacon activation near Corona Arch.

The sheriff’s office, Grand County Search and Rescue and emergency medical crews hiked about a mile in to where a man had fallen approximately 40 feet, a Grand County EMS Facebook post says.

A sheriff’s deputy was the first to reach the seriously injured man and “was able to provide critical information to EMS providers prior to their arrival, and another SO deputy acted as a radio relay for the incident.”

While GCEMS stabilized and treated the man, Classic Air Medical was called and was able to land a helicopter near the scene, the Facebook post says.

Search and Rescue coordinated transporting the patient over what was described as “steep and unsteady terrain” to the helicopter.

The injured man was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital in stable condition via the Classic Lifeguard helicopter.

“Thank you to all involved agencies for making a difficult situation go as smoothly and safely as possible,” Grand County EMS said in the post. “It’s always a pleasure to work with such capable and professional agencies.”


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