A Facebook post from Washington County Search and Rescue said crews responded to the Pine Valley Mountain Mill Canyon trail Monday night on a medical assist.
“A hiker scouting in the area for the upcoming hunts stepped over a rock and stepped on a rattlesnake,” the post said. “He suffered a bite on his calf. SAR responded to assist with medical and help transport.”
The response, locating and stabilizing the patient, and getting him out to a waiting helicopter took approximately seven hours.
All units cleared and headed home around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, the post said.