Two Fremont County Search & Rescue missions over the weekend

    [et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.22.7″ custom_padding=”||0px|||”][et_pb_row column_structure=”2_3,1_3″ _builder_version=”3.25″ width=”90%” max_width=”1599px”][et_pb_column type=”2_3″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_post_title categories=”off” comments=”off” admin_label=”Post Title” _builder_version=”3.22.7″ title_font=”||||||||” title_font_size=”45px” title_line_height=”1.3em” meta_font=”|700|||||||” meta_text_color=”#2b2b2b” custom_css_post_title=”font-family: roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;”][/et_pb_post_title][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”3.26″ text_font=”Arial||||||||” text_text_color=”#535353″ text_font_size=”20px” text_letter_spacing=”1px” text_line_height=”1.6em”]

    It is reported Fremont County Search & Rescue teams worked two substantial missions this past weekend. Both were in remote areas of Fremont County.

    Details from the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office are shared below:



    On Friday afternoon, several citizens from Utah arrived at the Lander Sheriff’s Office to report two missing men from their hiking party near Gaylord Lake. The two men, ages 50 and 53, became separated from their party on Wednesday. The party spent all day searching on Thursday before hiking out of the area to report the incident.

    Several Search and Rescue teams were flown into the remote area early Saturday morning to commence Search and Rescue Operations. “The first group of searchers located a campfire and then subsequently one of the missing men,” said Sheriff Ryan Lee. The man was airlifted to the Lander Hospital for injuries sustained to his legs; he was treated and later released. The search continued for the other missing man throughout the day Saturday and Sunday. On Sunday afternoon, the missing man called to report that he had walked out to the area of Washakie Park and was rescued by two citizens recreating in the area. The man was not injured.

    [/et_pb_text][et_pb_code admin_label=”Ad Code” _builder_version=”3.26″ text_orientation=”center”]


    Content continues below

    [adrotate group=”8″][/et_pb_code][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”3.26″ text_font=”Arial||||||||” text_text_color=”#535353″ text_font_size=”20px” text_letter_spacing=”1px” text_line_height=”1.6em” custom_padding=”0px|||||”]

    During the Search operation on Saturday, the Sheriff’s Office also received a report of a climbing accident in the Cirque of the Towers on Pingora Peak around 1:37 PM. rescue crews were dispatched to the area and subsequently rescued a 67year-old Arizona man that had fallen about 45 feet while ascending Pingora at an elevation of roughly 11,800 feet. He was airlifted from the area to an Idaho Hospital with extensive injuries. Two other climbers in the area assisted Rescue Personnel, these two climbers observed the incident and also reported witnessing another climber fall approximately 500 feet in the same area. Search Crews located the body of a second climber by air, however, as of this afternoon, several attempts to reach the deceased person have been hampered by severe weather and high winds, making helicopter operations impossible. Early this afternoon a five-man team with the Lander Search and Rescue Group supported by a U.S. Forest Service pack team were hiking at the base of Pingora, in an attempt to ascend the peak tomorrow morning and recover the deceased person under the direction of the Fremont County Coroner’s Office. The identity of the second fallen climber has not been confirmed but at this time it is believed that he was a companion of the rescued climber.


    “This was an extensive and exhaustive weekend for our volunteer Search and Rescue Crews. I cannot say enough about their dedication and professionalism,” said Sheriff Lee.

    The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Sublette County Sheriff, Tribal Game and Fish, BIA, United States Forest Service, Wyoming Air National Guard, Classic Air Medical, The Civil Air Patrol.

    Additional details concerning both incidents will be released tomorrow.


    AUTH: Sheriff Ryan Lee

    [/et_pb_text][et_pb_divider _builder_version=”3.26″][/et_pb_divider][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.26″]

    Have a news tip or an awesome photo you’d like to share? 

    [/et_pb_text][et_pb_button button_url=”” button_text=”Share with us!” button_alignment=”center” _builder_version=”3.26″][/et_pb_button][et_pb_divider show_divider=”off” _builder_version=”3.26″][/et_pb_divider][et_pb_signup mailchimp_list=”county10|71e308fce0″ layout=”top_bottom” first_name_field=”off” last_name_field=”off” title=”Stay connected! ” description=”

    Get the County 10 Daily Digest delivered to your email everyday.

    ” _builder_version=”3.26″ form_field_background_color=”#ffffff” header_font=”||||||||” header_text_align=”center” header_text_color=”#000000″ header_font_size=”25px” body_text_color=”#000000″ form_field_font=”||||||||” use_background_color=”off” border_width_all_fields=”1px” border_color_all_fields=”rgba(51,51,51,0.09)” custom_button=”on” button_bg_color=”#F05323″ button_border_color=”#F05323″ button_font=”||||||||” button_icon=”%%109%%” button_on_hover=”off” box_shadow_style_button=”preset1″ width=”60%” module_alignment=”center” custom_css_newsletter_title=”color: #000 !important;”][/et_pb_signup][et_pb_divider show_divider=”off” _builder_version=”3.26″][/et_pb_divider][et_pb_code admin_label=”Ad Code” _builder_version=”3.26″ text_orientation=”center”]


    [adrotate group=”8″][/et_pb_code][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”1_3″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_sidebar _builder_version=”3.22.7″ border_color_right=”rgba(0,0,0,0)”][/et_pb_sidebar][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]


    Related Posts

    Have a news tip or an awesome photo to share?