September 21, 2014


An injured hunter was rescued via helicopter from the Lime Creek drainage south of Silverton on Sunday morning during one of the most ominous storms of the season.

Mark Webber, of Bayfield, was hunting big horn sheep in the mountains northeast of the Lime Creek Campground, San Juan County Sheriff Sue Kurtz said, when he cut his leg in a rugged, remote and steep environment.

“He got the sheep on Friday and was (preparing) to pack it out on Saturday,” she said. “He slipped and cut his leg with his knife.”

Initially, a Flight For Life medical helicopter was used, and it did help pinpoint Webber’s location, picking up his location from GPS in his cellphone.


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