Rescue responds to injury on Ute Pass |

Rescue responds to injury on Ute Pass

Summit County Rescue Group responded to an injured hunter on Ute Mountain Saturday at 12:45 p.m. after 911 received a satelite phone call alerting emergency personnel that a man hurt his leg and was unable to come out of the backcountry on his own, according to Rescue Group Team Leader and Public Information Officer Mike Schmitt.Schmitt said 16 members of the Summit County Rescue Group responded, as well as four responders from Routt County – the Grand County Rescue Group was also called in, but was on its own mission Saturday. He said the hunter was out on his first day of bow season and setting up camp about four to five miles from Ute Pass road, when he stepped wrong and twisted his leg. “It took some really strong hikers about three and a half to four hours to reach the scene,” said Schmitt, who said the injured party was a caucasion male in his mid-50s.Rescue Group members got the man to safety about 11 p.m., where he signed a refusal for treatment and drove himself to the Summit Medical Center, according to Schmitt.

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