UMASAR In Action
Walla Walla River Pack Out 10/16/2019
UMASAR Searchers responded to the South Fork of the Walla Walla River for an injured mountain biker. The victim had been riding down the Bear Creek trail when his peddle hit a rock, catapulting him over his handlebars. The bicyclist sustained a significant chest injury and was unable to walk.
UMASAR personnel hiked up to the victim late at night with the unit's wheeled litter. UMASAR personnel assisted by Walla Walla SAR personnel then packed the victim out on the wheeled litter approximately five miles to Harris Park. Portions of the trail were treacherous with steep drop offs to the river below. SAR personnel were able to extricate the victim without incident.