A 200-foot fall knocked out a Moran man who was descending the Middle Teton, triggering a search and rescue operation by Grand Teton National Park rangers.
The Jackson Hole News and Guide reports that 21-year-old Justin Bodrero was climbing down from the summit of the 12,804-foot peak Saturday when he slid about 100 feet on a snowfield and another 100 feet through a boulder field.
A helicopter was dispatched to the area where Bodrero fell. Rangers climbed to the scene, where they treated his injuries. Park officials say after he was flown out of the Tetons he was taken by ambulance to St. John’s Medical Center.
Park officials say there have been 65 search and rescue incidents so far this year. Typically there are 70 to 75 annually.