Blaine County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a call Tuesday around 2:45 p.m. of a utility task vehicle (UTV) accident in the Boulder City historical area, in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area north of Ketchum, where an elderly couple were rescued. According to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office, the UTV rolled on its side about 5 miles up Boulder Creek from state Highway 75. The couple riding the UTV were not injured but needed assistance getting out, the Sheriff’s Office reported. Two sheriff’s deputies and a U.S. Forest Service law enforcement officer responded to the area and assisted the couple by giving them a ride back to their vehicle. The Sheriff’s Office used a Rescue Polaris UTV to access the couple. The 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,” Blaine County Sheriff Steve Harkins said in the press release.