Fallen climber has minor injuries | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Fallen climber has minor injuries

A rescue call went out Sunday at 9:50 a.m. reporting a man had fallen off Lover’s Leap, a popular climbing rock at Strawberry, and suffered two broken ankles.

It turns out a man from Oakland, Calif., fell 15 feet, bumped his head and suffered abrasion on his legs.

Volunteer rescue workers carted Carlos Toste, 37, on a backboard for a mile until they reached a parking lot behind Strawberry Lodge. Paramedics gave him a final medical check and recommended an ambulance trip to a hospital, but Toste refused.

“He fell … after his pin came out of a rock,” said Deputy Tim Mazzoni, El Dorado County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Coordinator. “He landed on his feet and bumped his head.”

Mazzoni said volunteers from the sheriff’s search and rescue team were joined by workers from the California Department of Forestry, Lake Valley Fire Department and county paramedics.

Rescuers initially called for a helicopter to fly Toste to a hospital. They canceled the helicopter after they learned Toste’s injuries were not serious.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around the Lake Tahoe Basin and beyond make the Tahoe Tribune's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User


See more