Injured climber recovered near Gannett Peak on Wednesday afternoon

(Lander, Wyo.) – Another SPOT activation was called into the Fremont County Sheriff Wednesday afternoon, again near the Gannett Peak area of Fremont County. The incident was reported as a climbing accident just inside Fremont County, approximately 200 yards from the Sublette County Line.

“We sent a Sublette County helicopter over the mountain to recon the situation and get an idea what we were up against,” Undersheriff Ryan Lee said. “It turned out they were able to land near the patient and affect the rescue without additional assistance. The man was flown to the Lander Hospital for treatment of a severely injured arm.”

–Provided by Undersheriff Ryan Lee