August 4, 2018, 18-421, #20

A callout was sent at 1428 in aid of a 33 year old male hiker from La Puente, CA who was injured after slipping on a wet rock and falling while hiking near Minaret Falls in the Devil's Postpile area. 

The reporting party stated that  he had a compound open leg fracture and they would be moving him out of the water.  Two SAR teams were sent from the Postpile Ranger Station up the trail to Minaret Falls to the subject. 

When the SAR teams arrived on scene, a Park Ranger Paramedic and EME had already wrapped and splinted the subject's leg. After a medical assessment was performed, the subject was transported, by wheeled litter to an awaiting ambulance at the Ranger Station.  Mono County paramedics transported him to Mammoth Hospital. 

Responders were:  Greene (Ops), Hansen (IC), Fernandez, Carlson, Quiring, Wallace, Buchanan, Torrence, Kaufman, Hennes, and French.  The Team volunteered 46 man hours for this call.