August Vail Mountain Rescue missions

By Edward Stoner

EAGLE COUNTY — In the month of August, Vail Mountain Rescue Group was called out 17 times. Below are summaries of the most significant of those missions. For more information, call Dan Smith at 970-470-2693. • At 2:15 p.m. Aug. 2, a Flight for Life medical team was dispatched to aid a hiker who was in medical distress after suffering an asthma attack near the summit of Mount Bierstadt. Flight for Life was uncertain that it would be able to evacuate the subject due to the subject’s weight. Vail Mountain Rescue Group dispatched a two-member hoist team to HAATS in …

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