Ice Box Canyon Rescue

Wednesday, June 23, 2010
On June 12th, the Mountain Rescue Team responded to a rescue at Ice Box Canyon where an adult male and his ten year old nephew had become stuck approximately 30 feet above the pond. Upon arrival, it appeared as though the ten year old began climbing and became stuck. The Uncle then tried to climb after him, ultimately getting himself stuck in the same predicament.

Because of the location of the two stranded individuals, the Rescue team hiked in approximately 500 feet above them and lowered a Rescuer to both parties. The Rescuer was able to reach each of them and secure both to the rock using harnesses. In order to get both the Uncle and the ten year old to safety, they were lowered another 80 feet to the bottom of the canyon. The rescue took approximately 5 1/2 hours to conduct, but both parties left with no injuries.