Mission Log

March 7, 2011

Van Dyke was called by Mt. Mansfield Ski Patrol requesting assistance with a lost skier. They had cell phone contact and subject described a trail marker that was known to be on "John's Road" in Ranch Valley. Van Dyke called the subject back and gave directions to Mt. Mansfield Touring Center. Due to recent deep snows the touring center trails had not been groomed, so Speer was sent out on snowmachine and snowshoes to meet the subject and give him a ride out of the woods.

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March 6, 2011

Waterbury Backcountry Rescue requested assistance with a snowmobiler stuck in a field with rising floodwaters approximately waist deep. WBR/SMR member Burdick responded to the scene and was able to assist the subject to safety before our arrival.

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February 27, 2011

Male subject struck a tree while on a snowmobile just off the Cotton Brook Trail and was thrown 10’ and complained of multiple injuries. The patient was immobilized with a vacuum mattress & stokes litter and evacuated with rescue toboggan & snow mobile to Stowe Rescue ambulance for transport.

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February 22, 2011

Received a report from Mt. Mansfield Ski Patrol of 4 skiers, ages 7-18 that had last been seen by their father at 16:00 at the top of Lookout Chair, reportedly taking a final run down the Toll Road. By 17:00 they had not made it to the bottom and were not seen on sweep by ski patrol. Assumed that they had perhaps tried to cut off corners on the Toll Road and were heading into Ranch Valley. Subjects walked out to road before arrival on scene.

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February 20, 2011

Lamoille Dispatch reported a 38 y.o. female who had suffered a sledding injury in Smuggler's Notch. Van Dyke called Mt. Mansfield Ski Patrol to see if they had personnel availble that could respond to save time. MMSP treated and transported the subject to Stowe Rescue for transport. No response by SMR.

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