GADSAR gets busy during April

An update from the Golden and District Search and Rescue.

Kevin Weir

GADSAR Information Officer

Golden and District Search and Rescue has had a busy month of April, with a total of nine call outs including eight backcountry rescues and a road rescue on the Trans Canada Highway east of Golden.

Here is a small summery of events that took place in the month of April.

On March 31, five members of GADSAR responded to an injured male sledder/skier in the McLean Creek area. The subject was located and brought back to the Silent Pass trailhead via snowmobile. The injured male had sustained a lower leg injury and was transferred to BCAS in Parson.

On April 1, GADSAR and CARDA members provided mutual aid to Panorama Resort for an avalanche. Three CARDA teams flew from Golden to Panorama and assisted the pro-patrol and the local SAR group with a search of the area.

On April 1, GADSAR responded to a male skier trapped in a bergschrund above the Fairy Meadows Hut. GADSAR flew to the area and gained access to the subject from below. The male skier was located, unharmed, and returned to the Fairy Meadows Hut.

On April 10, four members of GADSAR responded to a cardiac emergency above the Fairy Meadows Hut. GADSAR flew to the area where they attended to a 60-year-old male directly below Friendship Col. The male was flown to Golden where he was transferred to BCAS and taken to the Golden hospital.

On April 11, three members of GADSAR responded to an injured skier at the Fairy Meadows Hut. GADSAR flew to the hut and picked up the injured skier without incident. The injured female skier was flown back to Golden and transferred to BCAS.

On April 15 Members of GADSAR responded to a call to rescue an injured sledder with a dislocated hip from the Quartz Creek area.

On April 21 GADSAR responded to a two semi-trailer collision approx 10 km East of Golden on the Trans Canada Highway. A single occupant of one of the semi-trailers required extrication and was handed off to BCAS at the scene.

On April 21 Members of GADSAR responded to a call for a sledder medical in Chatter Creek area. Members flew in and performed a helicopter evactuation to a snowmobiler with a broken back,.The patient was flown to Golden Hospital and then to Calgary via STARS.