Sledding Injury Tuckerman Ravine

The victim was sledding on an inner-tube on the floor of the ravine. He was travelling at a high rate of speed when his tube turned him around backwards and he slammed into a chunk of ice at a high rate of speed. The impact with the ice sent him flying and he landed facedown, approximately 10′ downhill. The victim was initially unresponsive and had a compromised airway, he was backboarded, given oxygen and put in a litter. He was carried to Pinkham by a group of volunteers and taken to the hospital by ambulance. During the rescue the patient remained stable but vomited numerous times during the carry out. This rescue took 32 people about 4.5 hours (118 person hours) to complete. It was reported back that the victim suffered a couple of broken ribs and a concussion.