For our annual weekend wilderness training, the team gathered on the edge of Holy Cross Wilderness to run some training simulations.
The training scenario on the first day was locating a fisherman reported missing in the mountains. The team set up an incident command post at the campground and deployed two hasty teams. One team was sent to check the local main trails and the perimeter of the lake while the other team walked the cliff edge overlooking the creek below to see if anything would spark their interest. Not finding anything significant, Hasty 1 hiked the stream of the creek going up while Hasty 2 went downstream, negotiating cliff edge in an attempt to locate the subject.
Hasty 2 made the find with the subject being creek side, about 100 feet down a ravine. He was unconscious from a rock fall with bruising at the temple. While the subject was being treated, all fielded members regrouped at the top of the cliff and rigged a litter for rescue. A litter was lowered and the subject was brought up successfully.