Record Year for Rescues in Grand Teton

Cost of rescues rises dramatically


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Grand Teton National Park has reported that expenses for search and rescue missions in 2011 have  exceeded $219,000, an increase of $60,000 over the previous well above the single-year record from 2003—and two missions from September have yet to be calculated. For the fiscal-year period running from October 1, 2010, to September 30, 2011, staff at the park participated in 33 major rescue operations. The park bears most of the costs from these rescues.

Read more at the Casper Star-Tribune