Injured hunter rescued from Lower Catract Lake area |

Injured hunter rescued from Lower Catract Lake area

Daily News staff report

Summit County Rescue Group responded to the Lower Cataract Lake area for the evacuation of an injured hunter today. A man visiting from Wyoming slipped on an icy trail while hunting in the area, according to a press release from the Rescue Group. The man’s son hiked out until he found someone with cell service and called 911. Summit County Dispatch contacted the SCRG on-call coordinator, Glen Kraatz, regarding the evacuation of the injured man, at 8:10 a.m. an “all call” page was issued immediately to the team.

Seventeen rescuers responded to the Surprise Lake trail head, near Cataract lake. Three paramedics from Summit County Ambulance service made initial contact with the patient, stabilized him. The man was taken by litter to the trail head where he was met by an ambulance and transported to Summit Medical Center.