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chaffee county search and rescue assists injured mountain biker


Chaffee County Search and Rescue-South (CCSAR-S) assisted a Steamboat Springs woman after she fell while mountain biking on the Monarch Crest trail Saturday (August 10).  John Peddie contacted Chaffee County Communications Center at about 11:3am to report that his wife, Sandi Peddie, 53, had fallen near the Greens Creek trail intersection with the Monarch Crest trail and suffered an unstable hip injury. 

CCSAR-S mobilized with 7 rescuers.  A party of SAR members and a Chaffee County Paramedic on two trail motorcycles made contact with Peddie near the Greens Creek shelter.  After medical attention from the paramedic, it was determined that her injuries were severe enough to require transport by helicopter.  Peddie was flown from the Crest by Flight for Life at 3:00pm Saturday afternoon.