Injured Snowboarder Required Helicopter Rescue Out of Mount Rose, NV Backcountry

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Credit: HASTY team

A snowboarder had to be rescued Friday afternoon after being injured while riding in the Mount Rose, NV backcountry, just above Incline Lake.

Rescue at 9500 feet: thanks to our Washoe County Sheriff’s – Hasty Team back country skiers for these incredible photos from Friday afternoon’s rescue of an injured snowboarder in the Mt. Rose wilderness above Incline Lake. At about 2:15p, volunteers with the Sheriff’s WCSAR, Specialized Vehicle Unit, and Hasty Team responded to assist North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District with the rescue. Due to the steep, rugged terrain, RAVEN was called in to hoist the snowboarder to safety. NHP closed the highway so that RAVEN could land and transfer the snowboarder to a ground ambulance. Not an easy rescue but successful thanks to the great training, teamwork, and response by all involved.

According to a Facebook post, Washoe County Sheriff Search and Rescue volunteers and the Hasty Team were called in to help the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District with the rescue around 2:15 pm on February 7.

The RAVEN helicopter was also called due to the steep, rugged terrain where the snowboarder was found. Nevada Highway Patrol temporarily closed State Route 431 allowing the helicopter to land. They were able to hoist the snowboarder to safety and to an ambulance.

The post added it wasn’t an easy rescue and credited training and teamwork for the successful mission.

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