So Renee (my wife) and I go up riding the snowmobiles with a group of my friends at West Mountain over by Cascade, ID.
We had a good day in general.
Snow wasn't bad for this time of year, Dragon ran good, Wife rode really well.
It was good.
Then on the trail on the way back we happen up on an accident that had just happened.
This 18 year old girl evidently WAY overshot a corner grabbed brake, and performed a mid air dead sailor into a clump of trees and got spanked there by the sled.
She was F.ed up bad.
Sent Renee up the road to direct sled traffic around and to keep her out of seeing anything too nasty.
Kenny is certified in some kind of first aid, so he stayed to evaluate the situation while I rode the 2 1/2 miles down to meet the ambulance at the parking lot.
Ambulance isn't going up that trail, so I give the head medic guy and his pack a fast ride back up.
Maybe 3 minutes up.
He takes one look and calls life flight.
I grab my wife and go up above the corner where the sheriff has marked out for the helicopter.
That way no one rides around the blind corner into spinning blades.
Helicopter comes in and we go down to the accident site.
At this point the tree (3" diameter) that her leg is wrapped around needs to be cut and removed, and also cut the trees that are holding the sled there to get it the rest of the way off of her.
This took all of us.
Then the back board and all come down the hill and we hold the other trees bent back off of her while they put her on the board.
She is bending in lots of places that she shouldn't.
One leg looks 6" longer than the other. She said she could feel her hip break when they strapped that part. It moved in like Jell-O.
Once she was finally as comfortable on the back board as possible and full of Morphine along with a couple other stronger meds, we had to make a chain and pass the back board up the hill to the trail.and then run to the top of the chain to pass her on again.
At that point they set her down to splint up some more moving parts that aren't supposed to be mobile.
They gave more pain killer again. She said she "felt wonderful"
They flew her out to Boise and we got her sled out and towed back down the mountain with the family.
It was her first time on a sled and she was riding with her boy friend and his parents.
As of the time that they drove off from the parking lot, the girl's parents had not been located yet.
I'm guessing broken hip, broken femur, both bones in lower leg, possible broken back, probably broken collar bone and/or separated shoulder. High probability of internal damage.
Very disturbing in general.