Guide Rescued by Helicopter
Written by Andrew-Rossi on September 18, 2018
A Cody outfitting guide had to be evacuated by Park County Search and Rescue after being thrown from his horse in a boulder field.
47-year-old Carl Sauerwein was guiding a group of hunters on Friday, September 14th, when he was thrown from his horse onto a boulder field, suffering rib and shoulder injuries. The accident happened about four miles southeast of the Boulder Basin Trailhead.
Search and Rescue was notified around 11:30 a.m., and a ground team was deployed, along with a wilderness medical team from Cody Regional Hospital. It was determined that Sauerwein needed to be evacuated by helicopter, but there was no safe landing zone nearby, so once again, Tip Top Search and Rescue out of Sublette County was called in to evacuate Sauerwein via a “short haul”.
Lance Mathess with the Park County Sheriff’s Office says their agency is grateful for the assistance from Tip Top, which has equipment that Park County does not have access to.
This is the second time in the last couple of weeks that Tip Top has lent its services to Park County. Last weekend the Sublette County agency evacuated a backpacker that was attacked by a bear in the Beartooth Mountains.