Incidents at Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks: June 20-26

 

SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK

 

Ash Mountain

June 21— A wilderness ranger requested assistance for a sick woman at the Tyndall Ranger Station. On Wednesday, June 22, the patient was transported via helicopter to the Ash Mountain Helibase and then via ambulance to a hospital.

 

KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK

 

Grant Grove

June 22— Rangers investigated a dispute at the General Grant Tree. One individual repeatedly walked in front of another person who was attempting to take photographs. When asked to stop, words were exchanged. Both men were interviewed and the reporting party was warned for disorderly conduct.

June 23— Rangers investigated a report of a domestic disturbance in Sunset Campground late Thursday night and into early Friday morning. It was determined that not enough evidence existed to make an arrest, but both parties were cited for disorderly conduct.

June 25— Rangers responded to an ATV being driven around Sunset Campground with children as passengers. They found a homemade, four-car “train” made of plastic barrels and dollies being pulled by a four-wheeler. The adult “engineer” was told to cease and desist. 

 

Cedar Grove

June 21— A trail crew working in the area of Mist Falls received a report that a person had fallen into the river and was stranded on the far bank. They responded to the scene, as did rangers from Cedar Grove and Grant Grove. The first rescuers on the scene found that the person had already crossed the river and was safe. 

June 24— Rangers responded to the Cedar Grove Visitor Center to assist a 55-year-old female, who had previously fallen at Roaring River Falls. The patient had an obvious deformity in her right wrist. The patient self-transported to the hospital.

June 25— Rangers responded to a possible swiftwater incident near Red Bridge on the Zumwalt Meadow Trail. An individual had jumped off a large boulder and into the current. The individual was swept approximately 300 yards down the river. The individual self-rescued and refused medical care. 

—Wilderness citations: camping less than 100 feet from Rae Lake and having a dog in the wilderness. (The group, which was contacted on the north side of Glen Pass, was traveling with a shotgun and bow-and-arrow.) 

 

Sierra Crest

June 25— The LeConte wilderness ranger requested a helicopter evacuation of a 69-year-old male, who was vomiting at the ranger station. The patient was flown by H-552 to Bishop Airport and transported to the hospital by ambulance.

June 25— The LeConte wilderness ranger requested a helicopter evacuation for a 22-year-old male with a groin injury. The patient was evacuated from the LeConte Ranger Station by H-552 to Bishop Airport and was transported by ambulance to the hospital.

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