Yosemite Vogelsang incident?

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Yosemite Vogelsang incident?

Post by maiathebee » Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:37 pm

I was hiking up towards Johnson Peak yesterday (8/8/19) and saw a helicopter make at least 3 runs back and forth to Vogelsang. Was hard to see from my distance but it looked like at least on the first run it had a stretcher. Does anybody know what happened? Is everyone ok? It seemed like a lot of runs for SAR, so maybe it was something else?


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Re: Yosemite Vogelsang incident?

Post by maverick » Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:04 pm

Does anybody know what happened?
Checking, nothing officially put out yet.
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Re: Yosemite Vogelsang incident?

Post by maverick » Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:11 pm

Could be the fire that Yosemite is helping with, and there was also SAR incident at Dana Plateau, which helicopters from CHP/LeMoore conducted, but has not been report official, yet.
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Re: Yosemite Vogelsang incident?

Post by phoenix2000 » Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:33 pm

On 8/9/19 I was hiking out a long the Moraine Ridge when I heard a helicopter by Vernon Lake below me. I heard it for quite a while like it was hovering or had landed down there. When it eventually took off I only spotted it when it was pretty far off. I don't know what type it was but it looked to be all black.

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Re: Yosemite Vogelsang incident?

Post by oldranger » Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:20 am

Note that Yosemite resupplies trail crews with helicopters.
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Re: Yosemite Vogelsang incident?

Post by maiathebee » Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:40 am

oldranger wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:20 am
Note that Yosemite resupplies trail crews with helicopters.
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