Arizona Man Stranded on Park Co Trail Rescued After Two Days

By Staff
23 June 2014

An Arizona hiker was airlifted from a Park County trailhead two days after climbing to a height from which he could not descend.

49 year old Allen Arrignton and his wife, Veora, of Tucson, Arizona hiked from the Cabin Creek trailhead in southewest Park County Friday.

The Arringtons came to an area that was inaccessible by foot. An experienced hiker, Allen ascended 300 feet of sheer rock in an attempt to pass the inaccessible area of the drainage. Once atop the rockface, Allen became too frightened from the height to descend.

Allen's wife Veora placed a call to Park County Emergency dispatch at noon on Saturday.

After researching Allen's coordinates, Search and Rescue determined that his location would be impossible to reach by ground. Search and Recue requested the help of a Black Hawk helicopter that was in use for training at the Wyoming Army National Guard in Lovell. It was too late in the day Saturday to attempt a rescue.

7 am Sunday the helicopter left from Yellowstone Regional Airport and two hours later a Search and Rescue members was airlifted from the scene with Allen.

Allen was examined by medical staff at the airport and was pronounced in good health, requiring no further medical attention.

 
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Location : ArizonaPark CountyTucson
People : Allen ArrigntonVeora