Fremont County emergency responders were kept busy over the Labor Day holiday.
“I know the number of ambulance calls over the weekend was astronomical. There were a lot. It was all over the county. Island Park had several calls,” said Fremont County Sheriff Len Humphries.
He noted that Monday’s traffic was high with travelers leaving Island Park.
“From Highway 20 on to the Yale Kilgore Road, it was backed up to the McCray’s Bridge. That’s several miles west of Highway 20,” he said. “That intersection on busy weekends is always problematic.”
Humphries said that his crews were prepared and expected the annual holiday to keep them busy.
“This is the last big weekend of the summer. In a lot of places, kids aren’t back in school. They’re still traveling with their parents,” he said.
To begin with, on Sept 4, an ambulance was called to assist a 19-year-old man who gashed open one of his knees while on the Sand Dunes. He appeared, at times, to be going into shock.
“He was trying to slide down the dunes on his knees, and cut (one) open,” read the report.
On Saturday around 3:40 p.m., a 65-year-old person suffered injury after the four-wheeler the individual was riding in tipped over. The person suffered a broken rib, arm and wrist. The individual also experienced difficulty breathing.
Also on Saturday at 8:20 p.m., a person reported being in an ATV accident, and was limping out of the Egin Lake Campground.
On Sunday at 5:35 p.m., a man reported being bit by his own dog while trying to break up a fight between multiple dogs.
Also on Sunday afternoon, a black bear was seen walking down Big Springs Loop.
The following day around 2:38 p.m., some Henry’s Lake boaters asked to be rescued after finding the current was too strong to be recreating on.