Teen Rescued From River Raft
Written by Andrew-Rossi on June 11, 2018
A teenager had to be rescued from a tree on the Shoshone River Saturday after he jumped off a raft that missed the take-out point below Corbett Bridge.
On Saturday, June 9th, Search and Rescue was called out for a 16-year old male whose raft had missed the “take out” ramp under the bridge and continued downriver towards the Corbett Dam.
The initial call to dispatch at 2:20 p.m. reported that there were three people in the raft when it initially missed the ramp. Two of those occupants jumped from the raft and were able to make it to shore. However, the 16-year-old stayed with the raft for about a half a mile as it continued downriver – then he was able to leap from the raft and onto a tree that was sticking out of the unusually high water.
The Search and Rescue swift water team was able to reach him with their pontoon boats and evacuate him to shore. He was taken to Cody Regional Hospital by ambulance for treatment of some minor cuts and bruises.
Sheriff Scott Steward warns residents and visitors alike that the Shoshone River is very high and swift at this time due to the unusually high snow run-off.