Canyonerer sick in Pine Creek

July 11, 2016 Posted by: Zion National Park

On May 25, 2016 at 6:32pm Washington County Dispatch relayed a 911 call they had received from an individual in Pine Creek Canyon. Washington County advised the park that the reporting party (RP) had come into contact with a group of four canyoneers while descending the Pine Creek drainage and one of them was requesting medical evacuation. The RP advised the subject was a 28 year old male who was awake but very weak, suffering from severe nausea and vomiting and located above the last rappel of the Pine Creek Canyoneering Route.

At approximately 7:00pm Zion Park Dispatch received an update from a member of the subjects party. A group member advised the subject had finished the final rappel of the route and had moved down the Pine Creek Drainage and were approximately 1 mile from the Main Park Road in the Drainage. The group member advised that his friend could no longer walk, was still vomiting and very weak.

At 8:20pm hours two Park Medics arrived at the location of the subject in the Pine Creek Drainage and provided medical treatment. At approximately 9:45pm the Park Medics advised the subject was going to attempt to walk out. At 10:24pm the subject reached the Main Park Road at the Pine Creek Overlook. There he refused transport to hospital by park ambulance and was treated and released. 

Canyoneering, Search and Rescue, Medical

Last updated: July 11, 2016

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