Salt Lake County Search and Rescue helps bring injured snowboarder to safety

Salt Lake County Sheriff's Search and Rescue helped bring an injured snowboarder out of Big Cottonwood Canyon on Saturday, March 28, 2020. Photo: SLcoSAR/Facebook

SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah, March 29, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue responded Saturday to a call reporting an injured snowboarder in Big Cottonwood Canyon.

SAR was called out at 5:27 p.m. for an injured man who was snowboarding in the backcountry at Beartrap Fork.

According to a Sheriff’s Office Facebook post, the man had injured his ribs and had a possible femur fracture. Two medics from the fire department were with the patient when SAR arrived.

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SAR members and Unified Fire crews “loaded the patient into a toboggan and slid him out to the road where he was taken by ambulance to a local hospital.”

All members got off the mountain at about 7 p.m., the Facebook post said.

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