Durango woman rescued by helicopter from Engineer Mountain

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Durango woman rescued by helicopter from Engineer Mountain

Altitude sickness hit on hike with church friends
Flight For Life was called Monday to bring a 64-year-old woman experiencing health complications on Engineer Mountain to Mercy Regional Medical Center. Joni Bender was experiencing classic symptoms of altitude sickness, but they have all gone away, said her husband, Dan Bender, who is also spokesman for the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office.

Durango woman rescued by helicopter from Engineer Mountain

Flight For Life was called Monday to bring a 64-year-old woman experiencing health complications on Engineer Mountain to Mercy Regional Medical Center. Joni Bender was experiencing classic symptoms of altitude sickness, but they have all gone away, said her husband, Dan Bender, who is also spokesman for the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office.
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