Two SAR's in the Emerald Pools Area

April 09, 2016 Posted by: Zion National Park

On July 28, 2015 at 1240 hours Zion Park Dispatch received a 911 call of a 61 year old male suffering from heat exhaustion at the Middle Pool of the Emerald Pools Trail Area. A Park Medic and EMT hiked in to provide care to the man who was lying on the side of the trail and was unresponsive. The patient was transported by eight additional personnel using a wheeled litter to the Emerald Pools Trailhead and then transported by Park Ambulance to the hospital for further care. Total time from initial report to getting the patient to the trailhead was 3 hours.



On July 28, 2015 at approximately 1741 hours, Rangers were dispatched to a report of a 62 year old male who had injured his ankle at the last rappel of Behunin Canyon. He and his group were moving towards the Grotto via the Kayenta trail. When the Rangers met the patient, he was moving slowly with the assistance the group who wrapped the injured ankle with rope for support.When rangers made contact with injured party he was not requesting EMS assistance, but did accept the Rangers offer of crutches.

Search and Rescue, Heat, Heat Exhaustion , Canyoneering

Last updated: April 9, 2016

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