Video: Calif. paramedic rescues skier who fell hundreds of feet

A Squaw Valley Fire Department paramedic was lowered to the injured skier who fell from Mount Tallac near Lake Tahoe


By EMS1 Staff

TAHOE, Calif. — A Highway Patrol video shows a paramedic rescuing a skier who fell hundreds of feet from a mountain.

ABC7 reported that the backcountry skier was rescued by a Squaw Valley Fire Department paramedic who was lowered by helicopter to bring the man to safety.

Officials said the man fell between 200 and 300 feet from the rocks along Mount Tallac, a popular backcountry ski destination.

The extent of the skiers injuries are unknown.

Watch the full video below:

 

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