Deputies rescue man who fell down Idaho mountainside

Deputies rescue man who fell down Idaho mountainside

SHOSHONE COUNTY, Idaho – The Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office confirmed they had to rescue a man who had fallen off of a mountain side on Monday.

Deputies said Chuck Peterson, 74, was rescued from Calder Mountain following a hunting accident. 

Witnesses told KREM 2 News he spent 10 hours at the bottom of a ravine before he was rescued by helicopter. 

The man's daughter said he and his girlfriend were attempting to retrieve an elk they had shot. The elk rolled down a steep ravine, and the man fell while retrieving it.

His daughter told KREM 2 News that her dad suffered some breaks in his leg, but should be okay. Crews put out the call for help to Fairchild Air Force base, who has a rescue helicopter. The Shoshone County Sheriff's Office said that in order for that chopper to be deployed, they have to permission from Air Force headquarters in Virginia.

He was taken to a local hospital to be treated for his injuries. He is expected to be ok. 

(© 2016 KREM)


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