Medical evacuation in Grand Teton National Park

An individual found in Grand Teton National Park on Monday morning was airlifted to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center with what “appeared to be self-inflicted wounds,” officials said.

Rangers responded to a badly hurt person discovered in the outdoors on Monday morning in Grand Teton National Park with what “appeared to be self-inflicted wounds,” officials said.

Park visitors alerted Colter Bay rangers to the injured person around 8:30 a.m. in the Moran area. They responded and called in medical assistance.

“That person has been treated and has been transported to Idaho Falls,” Teton Park Chief of Staff Jeremy Barnum said. “There’s no public safety concerns at this time.”

Park officials provided no details about the person’s identity, such as sex or place of residence. The individual’s family, residents of Utah, were notified following the incident.

If you or someone you know may be at risk for suicide, there are several local and national resources:

• National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK — a 24-hour crisis line that connects callers with a trained counselor. This resource can also be accessed online at

• Jackson Hole Community Counseling Center, 733-2046, which offers a 24-hour crisis line or direct support if you have questions for yourself or loved ones. Call alone or make the call with the person who needs help.

• St. John’s Health Mental Health Resource Line: 307-203-7880. Call to find help with resources and support in the community.

• Teton County’s suicide prevention page with information on prevention and local resources is online at

• Survivors of Suicide Loss, a support group for friends and family of those who died by suicide, meets at 6 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month over Zoom (meeting code is 681 035 5759). For more info, contact Mark Houser at 307-690-5419, or at

Contact Mike Koshmrl at 732-7067 or

Mike has reported on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem's wildlife, wildlands and the agencies that manage them since 2012. A native Minnesotan, he arrived in the West to study environmental journalism at the University of Colorado.

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