Printed on: July 26, 2013

I.F. man rescued after ATV accident


Post Register

An Idaho Falls man injured in a backcountry ATV accident was airlifted by Air Idaho to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical on Thursday night after an hourslong search to reach him.

The man's name was withheld late Thursday.

Deputy Michael Vasquez of the Bonneville County Sheriff's Office said the man's injuries, which included possible broken ribs and a possible broken leg, did not appear to be life-threatening. A report on the man's medical condition was not available late Thursday.

Sheriff's deputies, as well as search-and-rescue and emergency medical personnel from Madison and Teton counties, assisted Bonneville County emergency responders in locating the injured man and getting him to safety.

The man was riding an ATV in the Castle Lake area, Vasquez said, about 18 miles from Ririe "as the crow flies," when the accident occurred. An emergency call requesting assistance was received about 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Rescuers located the man between 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., Vasquez said.

Other details were not available.