Injured Snowmobiler Rescued
The near record-deep snow which is creating perfect snowmobiling conditions made a treacherous environment Wednesday night as rescue squads attempted to locate and transport an injured snowmobiler. Just after 9 PM the Taylor County sheriff’s department was notified that a snowmobiler had a seriously injured leg in the town of Grover northwest of Medford. The Taylor County ambulance and Medford area fire department responded. The intersection of County M and Richter Lake road was closed to allow the Spirit Helicopter to land. For a period of time the helicopter attempted to locate the injured man using its spotlight. But the flying ambulance had to land to insure there was enough fuel for the return trip. Ultimately the injured snowmobiler was located deep in the woods and transferred to the waiting helicopter. The rescue team from the Taylor County Sheriff’s department, the Medford Area Fire Department and Taylor County Ambulance returned to town at about 1:30 A.M. Thursday.