Monday, November 26, 2012
Photo: Hiker Rescued from Camelback Mountain
The newspaper reported that the hiker was a 53-year old man who broke his ankle.
I received an email yesterday from the hiker's wife. She said that he is an experienced hiker, but his foot got wedged in the rocks and he slid about two feet. He broke his ankle in several places and needed surgery, a metal plate and screws in his ankle.
She said that the mountain rescue team was amazing. The sprinted up the trail with a stretcher and had intended to carry her husband out, but he is 6 feet 5 inches tall, so they called in the helicopter.
I will tell more of her story tomorrow, but there was even more news. A second injured hiker rescue occurred a few moments later, as I will show during the next few days.
This week we are showing photos of Papua New Guinea on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site. We returned about one week ago. It was a wonderful mix of native cultures, South Pacific scenery, a total solar eclipse, a volcano erupting at night, and colorful coral reefs.