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On August 19, 2019 at approximately 2:47 PM deputies from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the Boulder City historical area, in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, for a report of a UTV accident.
It was reported that the UTV had rolled on its side approximately 5 miles up Boulder Creek from Highway 75 north of Ketchum, Idaho located near mile post 141. The elderly couple who were operating the UTV we not injured but they needed assistance getting out.
Two Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies and a US Forrest Service law enforcement officer responded to the area to assist. The Blaine County Search and Rescue Polaris General UTV was utilized to access the area and the couple was located approximately 4.5 miles up Boulder Creek from Highway 75. The couple was given a ride to their vehicle and have made arrangements with a towing company to remove their damaged UTV.
The Blaine County Search and Rescue Polaris UTV was purchased with a grant awarded from the Wood River Women’s Foundation in 2016. “This valuable piece of equipment has been used many times for rescues and patrol functions, we are thankful for this donation and also the ability to give assistance to this couple in need”, said Sheriff Steve Harkins.
Sheriff Steve Harkins
Posted August 20, 2019 12:00 PM
CONTACT: Holly Carter – Blaine County Sheriff’s Office (208) 788-5536