Snowmachiner At Thompson Pass Evacuated By Air After He Broke His Arm

Unnamed Snowmachiner Evacuated To Anchorage Hospital  TROOPER REPORT Location:   Above Thompson Pass  Type : Search & Rescue  Dispatch T...

Unnamed Snowmachiner Evacuated To Anchorage Hospital 



TROOPER REPORT

Location: Above Thompson Pass 
Type: Search & Rescue 

Dispatch Text:
On January 15, 2024, at 3:33pm, the Alaska State Troopers received a report of an emergency SOS from a satellite communications device, in the mountainous terrain above Thompson Pass.

Subsequent communication revealed that a 37-year-old male suffered a broken arm while snowmachining and his party was unable to evacuate him. RCC was requested after nightfall limited DPS and civilian air recovery options. 

Air assets were dispatched, located the patient, and transported him to an Anchorage area hospital. Valdez Fire responded to Thompson Pass and ensured the uninjured members of the party made it safely out of the mountains.

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