Washington County crews undertake 7-hour rescue after hiker bitten by rattlesnake

Photo Courtesy: Washington County Search and Rescue
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Utah, June 24, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — Washington County crews undertook a seven-hour rescue after a hiker was bitten by a rattlesnake.

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.


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