Photo essay: Summit County Rescue Group car burial scenario |

Photo essay: Summit County Rescue Group car burial scenario

On Wednesday evening, 30 members of the Summit County Rescue Group rushed to search and dig out vehicles with live patients inside buried beneath 20-foot piles of snow at the High Country Training Center in Frisco. As part of the weekly training, the rescue group took it to the next level due to recent events in Summit County with historic high snowpack. “Training with hyper-real scenarios like this; which are high risk, low frequency, allows us to induce the stresses and critical thinking required in a real event and allows a safe training environment to practice and assess the skills needed,” says SCRG training director Helen Rowe. Funded almost entirely by grants and donations, the group is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization to provide backcountry rescue services.

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