August 9, 2010
A 911 call was received reporting a female subject with a non-weight bearing ankle injury just below the summit of the Stowe Pinnacle. A paramedic from Stowe Rescue responded along with SMR team members. Additional assistance was requested from Waterbury Backcountry and Colchester Technical Rescue. The leg injury was stabilized and the subject was carried out by litter where they were transported by Stowe Rescue ambulance.
July 29, 2010
A 10 year old male injured his left ankle while hiking on the Rock Garden Trail located on the West side of Mount Mansfield approximately 100 meters from the junction with the Maple Ridge Trail. The subject's injured ankle was wrapped, splinted with SAM split and he was packaged in sleeping bag and placed in litter. Underhill/Jericho Fire and Rescue, Colchester Tech. and Stowe Mountain Rescue carried thepatient in litter down the Maple Ridge Trail to the CCC Road to a waiting "Gator". The evacuation included numerous low angle, belayed lowers over and down rock ledges. Cambridge Fire Department assisted toward the end of the evacuation with additional manpower.
July 26, 2010
A female subject reportedly fell off a horse on riding trails at Edson Hill, approximately 1/4 mile from a road. The initial report was of multiple injuries. The team assisted Stowe Rescue with a litter carry of the subject to the ambulance for transport.
July 17, 2010
A 24 year old female through-hiker on the Long Trail called 911 to report that she has sustained an ankle injury and was unable to support her weight. She gave her location as about 45 minutes north of Puffer Lodge heading north toward Taylor Lodge. This location is approximately 4 miles from the nearest trailhead and involves some very steep and rugged terrain, including ledges, large boulders and ladders. Additional assistance was request to assist in the evacuation.
July 11, 2010
Received a request for assistance from Waterbury Backcountry in locating a family with 3 young children who had left the Little River State Campground to go for a short hike and had gotten lost. They had a cell phone and could describe a snowmobile trail intersection sign. The easiest access was up the Cottonbrook Road from Stowe. Team member Veliko was able to drive right to the subjects and they were given a ride back to the campground.