Korean Climber Rescued from Half Dome in Yosemite National Park

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Date: February 24, 2009

A Korean mountaineer was rescued from Half Dome today at approximately 8:30 am after being swept downhill in an avalanche yesterday afternoon. A CHP helicopter successfully lowered park medics to the 38 year old patient who was then raised to the helicopter and transported to a waiting ambulance. His condition was assessed by medical personnel in Yosemite Valley and he has been transferred by helicopter to a Central Valley hospital for treatment.  Media calls can be directed to 209/372-0248.



 
People on an avalanche chute

Photo courtesy California Highway Patrol

 
Rangers carrying patient in a litter

NPS photo

Last updated: March 1, 2015

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