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Table Top Mountain Rescue

Table Top Mountain Rescue
RSM Team / 02 Apr 2015 / 4 Comments » Comments

At approximately 9:00 a.m., Sunday, March 29, 2015, Lake Havasu City Fire Department’s (LHCFD) Rescue 3, Rescue 4 and Battalion 1 responded to the SARA Park trail head for a hiker that was injured in the area of Table Top Mountain. On the way to the call, Rescue 3 Captain was in voice contact with the injured hiker via cell phone to help determine the level of injury and resources that may be needed to affect the rescue based on the hiker’s location on the mountain. LHCFD crews transported equipment to the base of a trail which leads to Table Top Mountain.

Six LHCFD crew members hiked a Stokes basket, medical equipment and rope rescue gear up to the injured hiker. The hiker was found approximately 200’ up a fairly steep north facing slope that leads to Table Top Mountain. Due to injuries, the hiker was unable to stand or assist LHCFD crews with self-extrication. Based on the steep, loose terrain and the distance to the trail head, the decision was made to fly the patient from the mountain for the safety of all parties involved. Rescue 3 and Rescue 4 used a Stokes basket with simple belay line to lower patient approximately 200 feet down the mountain to a midway point, where it was safe for a Native 8 Air Crew to land the helicopter. LHCFD rescue crews escorted the other member of the hiking party down the mountain. CERT responded with seven members to assist with rehab duties for the rescue crews.  LHCFD was on scene for three hours to complete the rescue.

For more information, contact the On Duty Battalion Chief or Division Chief at 928-486-35072015-04-01 PR Photo Mountain Rescue 2

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4 Responses to “Table Top Mountain Rescue”

  1. Guest says:

    Always thought this was called Lizard Peek?

  2. Guest says:

    Always thought this was called Lizard Peek? Great job LHFD and CERT!

  3. DesertRat says:

    Always thought this was called Lizard Peek? Great Job LHCFD and CERT!

    • RiverSceneMagazine says:

      I think that the official name has fallen out of use with the general public. “Table Top” and other variations have become the nickname because of the identifying feature on the mountain peak. The picnic table on top, of course, being provided by the local Leaping Lizard tribe. I think that the pseudo name was used in the official City press release do to it’s common use and general acceptance as “the name” of the mountain.

      Here is a link to the hiking trail description and map info from the Lake Havasu City Visitor and Convention Bureau: http://www.golakehavasu.com/activities/hiking/trails/lizard-peek/

      Kind regards,

      Nathan A.

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