WY: Woman dies after being rescued from hunting camp
Woman dies after being rescued from hunting camp
JACKSON, Wyo.,—A 19-year-old California woman died after being rescued
from a remote hunting camp in the Gros Ventre Wilderness area, Teton County
authorities say. Authorities have not yet identified the woman.
Teton County Search and Rescue leader Tim Ciocarlan says the woman was on
a hunting trip in the Purdy Creek basin. He says rescue crews were called
about 2 a.m. Sunday after members of the hunting party reported she was
throwing up and unresponsive.
He says wind and snow complicated efforts to land a helicopter deep in
the wilderness, so crews set out from a trailhead on foot Sunday morning
with a wheeled litter.
Rescuers reached the camp about 9 a.m., Teton County Search and Rescue
Director Doug Meyer said.
"When we arrived, the patient was unresponsive," Ciocarlan said. "Her
skin color was chalky, and we realized there was some type of intracranial
bleeding. She was showing symptoms of some kind of brain pressure."
Those at the hunting camp said they didn't know what had happened and
there was no evidence of head trauma, Ciocarlan said.
Ciocarlan says the woman was alive and responsive when rescuers arrived.
She died after being taken to St. John's Medical Center in Jackson.
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