Teton County Search and Rescue

Teton County Search and Rescue responds to a call for an injured woman who fell off her horse.

Teton County Search and Rescue rounded out the month with four rescue call outs in less than three days.

Team members responded Tuesday to Shadow Mountain to help a woman injured in an ATV accident.

The rescue was still underway at press time, but she was flown by helicopter to St. John’s Health with unknown injuries.

Also Tuesday, rescuers responded to a call for an overdue hiker in the Moran area. They eventually heard from the reporting party that the hiker turned up, just later than expected.

On Monday just after 5 p.m. rescuers were called to an area near south Fall Creek Road where a woman had fallen off her horse. It was the seventh horseback accident volunteers had responded to since late August.

The woman’s riding partner rode out and flagged down a UPS driver, who called her family once he got cell service. They put in a distress call, and volunteers responded on a side-by-side and used a wheeled litter to help the 72-year-old, who had an upper-body injury.

On Sunday the team responded to the Togwotee area for a lost hunter, who couldn’t find her way out through rugged terrain after being separated from her hunting party.

Four rescue volunteers responded in a side-by-side, prepared with the necessary gear in case they had to spend the night out in the backcountry. The Dubois woman was uninjured, and the team assisted her back to safety by guiding her out.

Contact Emily Mieure at 732-7066 or courts@jhnewsandguide.com.

Emily Mieure covers criminal justice and emergency news. She also leads the News&Guide’s investigative efforts. She has reported for WDRB TV in Louisville, Ky., WFIE TV in Evansville, Ind., and WEIU TV in Charleston, Ill.

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