Camper with heart attack

February 28, 1998
Tramway, Up the Round Valley Trail

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The Team was in the desert for a major helitac training with Landells Aviation, Friday night and all day Saturday. At 2:00am, while many team members slept in and around the helicopter hanger, the call came in. A male in his early 40’s had suffered a probable heart attack and died just off trail about 1/2 mile west of the upper tram station. Park personnel stayed with the subject’s partner as RMRU Teams were dispatched with a winter rescue litter/sled and recovery of the subject was quickly made. Everyone was back at Landells by 9:00am and a productive day of helitac training followed.