Six Park County Search and Rescue members mobilized immediately. Using a Guardian Medical Helicopter and Sublette County’s Tip-Top chopper, they were able to reach the hunter’s location at the bottom of the ravine. Rather than immediately extracting themselves, the PCSAR rescuers stabilized the injured hunter and stay with him overnight.
The next morning, Oct. 10, the hunter was extracted using a “short-haul” rescue. A rope was attached to the bottom of a helicopter, which lowered an attendant to the waiting team. The victim was then placed in a full-body harness — called a “screamer suit” — and attached to the rope. The helicopter then extracted the victim and transported him to the Majo Ranch, where an ambulance from Cody Regional Health was waiting.