Grand County paramedic Jordan Lister and members of the county’s Search & Rescue team lower a patient from the talus at the Tombstone, which is a popular location for BASE jumpers, using low-angle rope rescue techniques. The patient was a man in his 20s or 30s who complained of back pain after a flawed 550-foot jump.
That wasn’t the only incident rescuers responded to Saturday. A woman injured her ankle while backpacking with a group in a remote area of Mill Creek Canyon. The woman refused to be carried out on a litter and instead “scooted, hopped and crab-walked” to a waiting Classic Air Medical helicopter crew.
Search & Rescue members and the paramedics who accompany them wear masks, but following social distancing guidelines is an impossible task.