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Dog – Hit by Snowboard

The victim was a small dog who was at Gum Drop rocks with his owner when a runaway snowboard came out of the Chute. The dog was hit by the snowboard and suffered a laceration to his front left shoulder. A USFS Snow Ranger assessed the dog, packed his wound and applied a compression bandage. The remorseful owner of the snowboard assisted the dog owner by carrying his equipment so the dog owner could carry his dog off the mountain and paid for the anticipated vet bill. We add this incident here to remind folks that it is not only us humans that can get hurt in the backcountry.