Sunday, January 4, 2015

Idaho Mountain Express: Woman Rescued in Ketchum Area Backcountry

Posted By on Sun, Jan 4, 2015 at 1:36 PM

Emergency responders rescued a 68-year-old woman from a backcountry area north of Ketchum on Jan. 2, according to the Idaho Mountain Express.

The woman, who reportedly fell and injured her hip, was found by crews from the Ketchum and Sun Valley fire departments at Billy's Bridge on Friday afternoon. The Express reports that one Ketchum firefighter aided in the rescue from his home with two snowmobiles.

After the quick response, the woman was taken to St. Luke's Wood River where she was reported to be in stable condition.

The National Weather Service reports a winter storm warning in effect for the Central Idaho mountains from Sunday, Jan. 4-Monday, Jan. 5 with snow accumulation up to 18 inches in the mountains around Stanley and between 5 inches and 10 inches in the Sawtooth Mountains around Sun Valley. Lower elevations could see between 2 inches and 5 inches of snow, with accumulations expected to result in travel hazards in the Island Park, Driggs and Swan Valley areas.

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