Stricken search and rescuer leads to call for helicopter in South County
An effort to retrieve a deceased person from a spot north of JackWright Pass on Highway 208 resulted in a rescue on Wednesday morning.
A member of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue team was stricken around 9:30 a.m. while climbing to where the body was located.
East Fork medical personnel and CareFlight transported the searcher to Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center at around 10:30 a.m.
Rescuers also called for a Nevada Division of Forestry helicopter to hoist the remains from the rocky outcrop located north of the highway.
Douglas County investigators are working to identify the person and determine the manner of death.
The body was located at around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday by a hiker.
Deputies responded on Tuesday evening and confirmed the death. The Sheriff’s Office has determined that the death is not indicative of a threat to residents.