Mission Log

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.

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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.

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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.

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June 25, 2010

Dispatched to assist Stowe Rescue Squad for injured subject on hiking trail with positive deformity left ankle. SRS requested stokes litter for subject -200 yards into Golden Eagle hiking trail. Subject stabilized and stokes carry out performed with transfer to ambulance (SRS).

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June 8, 2010

911 dispatcher received a call from two frantic hikers on the Long Trail who said they were just north of the summit of Mt. Mansfield on an exposed ledge and did not feel that they could continue up or down. They reported that one person in their party was having a "panic attack." Initial attemps to contact the party by cell phone were unsuccessful. This particular short section of trail has some exposure and occasionally less experienced hikers have some discomfort making the final "move" to attain the summit ridge. Team member Speer was closest to the mountain and hiked to the party and assisted them up to the ridge and hiked them back to Truck 1 at the top of the toll road for transport back to their vehicle.

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