By Trevor Ballantyne, Steamboat Pilot & Today
A Classic Air Medical crew extracted a hunter in the area of Sugar Loaf Mountain on Saturday after the individual accidentally shot himself in the leg.
West Routt Fire Chief Trevor Guire said his department responded to the call but quickly dispatched a Classic Air Medical helicopter due to the remote nature of the region and urgent nature of the call.
“We are using them more and more all the time as people are recreating farther from roads and access,” Guire said. “Just the logistics of getting people out of those places, having search and rescue and Classic Air as well as the other flight companies as partners is invaluable.”
Classic Air Flight Paramedic Austin Brandt and Flight Nurse Zoe Everard said their first break in locating the injured hunter came when they spotted a parked vehicle in the area.
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