Saturday, July 10, 2010

Situation Report:: Rescue of Family Stranded on Cliff Below Tunnel Vista

At approximately 5:30 pm, High Rolls Fire and EMS was dispatched to assist a hiker stranded at the bottom of Fresnal Canyon below the Tunnel Vista on Highway 82. When High Rolls Fire personnel arrived, they found two adult males and a child stranded on the cliff about halfway up the overlook. A low angle rescue evolution was undertaken with ropes and belays and the stranded persons were safely retrieved to the Tunnel Vista Overlook by 6:45pm. No serious injuries were noted.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Situation Report: RV with Hot Brakes on Highway 82.

High Rolls Fire was dispatched for a motor home coming down the mountain with overheated brakes, near Mile Marker 5 on Highway 82. After a quick check, and a short period of cooling off, the situation stabilized with no damage or further action required.