Video: Skier Airlifted After Falling 300 Feet Down Side of Mount Tallac
Newly released video by the CHP – Valley Division Air Operations shows the rescue of a skier who suffered major injuries after falling 200-300 feet down a rocky mountainside on the North side of Mount Tallac, which is in the southwest region of Tahoe.
Watch the video:
The helicopter team reached the injured skier and hoisted him to the Taylor Creek Snow Park to treat his injuries. The was then taken via air ambulance to Renown Medical Center in Reno. His condition is unknown.
Here is how the CHP described the situation on social media:
**CHP Helicopter Performs Hoist Rescue**
Yesterday afternoon, a skier fell approximately 200-300 feet down rocks along the North side of Mount Tallac suffering major injuries. The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue responded towards the area and due to the remote location requested CHP Helicopter (H-20) to assist. H-20 activated the Truckee-Tahoe Regional Rescue Team while en route, and Paramedic/Firefighter Kurt Gooding from Squaw Valley Fire Department was hoisted down to the patient. Paramedic Gooding treated the skiers injuries while packaging him for rescue.
H-20 hoisted the injured skier and flew him down to Taylor Creek Snow Park, where CALSTAR personnel took over patient care flying him to Renown Medical Center in Reno, NV.
Additional personnel involved in the rescue were from: Northstar Fire Department, Truckee Fire Protection District, Lake Valley Fire Protection District (official), and CAL FIRE.
The Tahoe-Truckee Regional Rescue Team is comprised of highly skilled Paramedic/ Firefighters who also specialize in: mountaineering, avalanche rescue, Swift water rescue, rope rescue, and are trained in helicopter rescue operations. This brings a valuable rescue ability to the region which made this rescue possible.