Havasu Man Rescued by Mohave County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue after Utility Terrain Vehicle Rolls Off A Cliff

Posted on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 at 12:38 PM

Mohave County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Units responded Monday (8/1) evening to an overdue utility terrain vehicle (UTV) operator in the Hualapai Mountains. The reporting party said that her husband, Mark Matt, 62, of Lake Havasu City, had not returned from traveling in their single seater UTV Razor. The RP further said that Matt left today around 3:30 p.m. Approximately 8:30 p.m. Search and Rescue Units were deployed. Investigations determined that Matt may have gone on a trail off of Hualapai Mountain Road at milepost 5. SAR units located tire tracks. At about 11:40 p.m., Matt was located pinned underneath his UTV which had rolled off a 200 foot cliff. A helicopter was not available due to the bad weather. SAR members conducted a rope rescue and hoisted Matt onto the trail where he was transported very slowly down the mountain to an awaiting ambulance. The rescue was performed in the pouring rain on slippery surfaces. Matt suffered several severe lacerations to his face and head. He may have suffered from broken ribs along with head and neck injuries.

The UTV is upright after SAR members rescued the pinned operator.

The UTV is upright after SAR members rescued the pinned operator.



28 comments on “Havasu Man Rescued by Mohave County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue after Utility Terrain Vehicle Rolls Off A Cliff”

  1. Patricia Fairfield Reply

    I seen a post earlier I guess he broke 6 ribs and is in lots of pain plus more injury hope he is feeling better. Sad but glad he was rescued in a timely manner.

  2. robyn Reply

    glad he was found and rescued ! our Search and Rescue Units are amazing great job guys .. this is why you should always travel with a second atv in case of trouble .

  3. Veronica Forston Reply

    To all first responders who rescued this man, you guys ROCK. Thank you for your service!

  4. Patricia Matt Reply

    Mark’s Wife here. Mark is on the mend! So very thankful to the Sheriff’s Department for their efficient Search and Rescue efforts. We can’t thank them enough! At night and in a storm. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers for Mark.

  

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