Officials with the Park County Sheriff’s Office say that a hunter was evacuated from the Rose Creek area earlier this week.
The Park County Dispatch Center received a 9-1-1 call on Monday, November 30, 2020 at 2:30 pm. The caller, identified as a 61-year-old hunter who said he was injured in the field.
The North Dakota hunter was in the Rose Creek area on the Meeteetse side of Carter Mountain. He reported to dispatch that he was field dressing an elk with two other individuals when he rolled over on to a knife which penetrated his leg just below the knee. He was conscious and alert but had lost all feeling in his leg.
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“Park County Search and Rescue was immediately activated and at 3:00 pm deployed a ground team to the area with their rescue side-by-side,” PCSO said in a written statement, Tuesday. “They were accompanied by a wilderness medical team from Cody Regional Health and an officer from the Wyoming Game and Fish who just happened to be in the area.”
A medical helicopter from Guardian Flight in Cody was also reportedly summoned to the scene.
Just after 3:30 that afternoon, Guardian Flight located the hunter and landed within 200 feet of his location.
At approximately 4:20 p.m., rescue personnel arrived at the scene to assist and the hunter was transported to St. Vincent’s Hospital in Billings, Montana.
The injured hunter’s condition is unknown at this time.