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Norovirus Outbreak at the Grand Canyon

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@jgaz - did you have to assist with any rescues related to this?

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What a horrible place to fall sick. It's a lot of work getting out of there, being sick would just be awful. 

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On 6/25/2022 at 6:15 AM, theksmith said:

@jgaz - did you have to assist with any rescues related to this?


Fortunately no, but it’s been a puzzling issue most of this spring season.
Ive done 8 shifts so far this year and it’s been thankfully quiet.  Other than the worst case of blisters I’ve ever seen the shifts have been very routine.

 

I’m headed  up for a week in July and I expect things to be way busier then.

 

Here is the latest info I’ve received on the subject.

https://files.constantcontact.com/3770738e401/bc6af6b8-7c38-494f-928a-041687cfddcb.pdf

 

BTW:  The young lady featured in the above article did an excellent job handling the situation she encountered.

What she did is exactly what my Preventive Search and Rescue Program (PSAR) does.


Edit:  I wish I could find the original article that had detailed info on the assistance the young lady provided.  
IMO, there’s a very good chance the one hiker would have died without her assistance with her Garmin InReach.

 

The ability to communicate by text with the rangers was priceless in this case.

 

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