Lindbloom: Summit County comes to the rescue |

Lindbloom: Summit County comes to the rescue

I recently had to do something I’ve never wanted to do… dial 911. I was on a hut trip at Shrine Mountain Inn with my 7th grade class when the other trip leaders and I realized that one of the students was showing symptoms of High Altitude Pulmonary Edema — an affliction that can be fatal if not treated quickly. We were dispatched to the Summit County Search and Rescue, and within one hour of the initial phone call the good volunteers of the Summit County Rescue Group (SCRG) were at the hut and treating the boy. The boy and his teacher were quickly transported out of the back country and to the hospital. An hour later, the Summit County Sheriff and another SCRG volunteer graciously returned to retrieve the 2 backpacks that were left behind. Because of the prompt response and professionalism of the SCRG, the boy was able to make a full recovery, and we at the Waldorf School are forever grateful. SCRG is composed of highly trained volunteers, and all of their services are FREE. They would not be able to do what they do without your help. We urge you to join us in showing your gratitude to SCRG for all that they do by going to their website,, and making a generous donation. Thank you, SCRG!

Soozie Lindbloom

Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork

Carbondale, CO

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