Man rescued from Goni Canyon
Carson City Search and Rescue tips to remain safe in the backcountry
■ If you’re going out in the canyons or other back country travel here are some tips for staying safe from:
■ Know who you’re are going with. Ask yourself if this is the right route and right day for the group you’re traveling with.
■ Always tell someone where you’re going, when you plan to return and establish when to get help.
■ Make a plan. Don’t just decide on a destination. Be aware of current and pending weather conditions.
■ Bring water, food, shelter, light, first aid and fire.
■ Should you become lost, stay with your fellow travelers and vehicle.
■ If you’re not sure about a trip, don’t go. There will be other days.
A man who didn’t return home Tuesday night after an off-road vehicle trip to Goni Canyon was rescued by Carson City crews shortly before 1 p.m. Wednesday.
The victim, Bob Key of Carson City, was reportedly in Goni Canyon on Tuesday afternoon looking for his lost dog when his truck slid off the road and rolled down the side of the canyon. After Key didn’t return home Tuesday night and wasn’t returning phone calls, his friend went to look for him Wednesday morning. It was believed Key was in his vehicle for nearly 16 hours because the last contact his brother had with him was about 2 p.m. on Tuesday, officials said.
Crews responded around 12:45 p.m. and were able to make contact with Key. CareFlight was called to transport the man to Renown Regional Medical Center, however due to the terrain emergency vehicles and the helicopter were having difficulties getting to Key. It was more than an hour before he could be removed from the vehicle and transported to the hospital.
Officials said Key may have a broken arm and he was complaining of back pain, however he was stable and expected to be OK.
Many on scene said Key was lucky to have made it out of the accident alive.