ATV Crash Victim Rescued

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Andy Lindberg and Andy Fried of Sheridan Fire Rescue, and Ben Ross of Rocky Mountain Ambulance tend the stokes basket as the rope system moves the patient to the top of the slope. (Photo Provided)

An ATV crash victim was rescued Thursday morning after plunging 75 yards down an embankment on a trail near the town of Story at an 80-degree slope.

The information's coming from Sheridan Fire-Rescue Captain Gary Harnish. Patient details were not made available because of HIPPA privacy regulations.

He said his crew was called out at about 8:30 to Penrose Trail Head in Story to help firefighters from Story, members of the Rocky Mountain Ambulance service and the Sheridan County Search and Rescue team. The ATVer crashed about two miles up Penrose Trail. He said the rescue was completed within just over four hours, by 1.