10/21/2019

Members of a Naval rescue team helped find and rescue an injured hunter last week in a central Nevada mountain range, according to the Nye County Sheriff’s Office.

An emergency message went out around 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, from a GPS device in the Kawich Mountain range, about 50 miles east of Tonopah, the sheriff’s office said in a video statement.

A hunter had fallen about a mile from his ATV, injured his leg and couldn’t move, according to the sheriff’s office.

Deputies and search and rescue members hiked through the members but determined they couldn’t rescue him on the ground due to the terrain and darkness.

The Longhorns, a rescue team based at Naval Air Station Fallon, were called and responded around 11 p.m. with a helicopter.

The man was airlifted and taken to a hospital, where he’s expected to make a full recovery, the sheriff’s office says.

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