Concussion Leaves Hunter Lost in Colorado Mountains
New Castle, Colorado resident Dudley Blaylock wasn't far from his hometown looking to fill his bull elk tag. He had traveled to nearby Meadow Lake, in the White River National Forest north of Rifle, Colorado. He left his camp Saturday morning to find that bull elk. It was almost dark when he saw a 6 point bull elk, and followed it. Then he remembers falling, and that is about the end of what he remembers. While falling the butt of his rifle smacked him in the head.
He doesn't remember any of Saturday night, the next thing he does remember is Sunday afternoon when a helicopter flew by. He waved, and continued hunting, not aware that he was in trouble, but things were fuzzy for him. Meanwhile search and rescue teams were out looking for Blaylock, a helicopter from Colorado National Guard had been dispatched as well to look for the missing hunter.
Monday afternoon Blaylock's memory kicks in again. There is snow, he is cold, and starting to realize he may be in trouble. He can not start a fire with either of his lighters. Then he hears and sees a helicopter again, this time he waves it down with his orange hat.
The medic came down and asked me my name and I told him. And he said, 'Are you hurt?' And I said, 'Yeah, I'm hurt.' I couldn't put my thoughts together. I couldn't think of anything. Later on they told me at the hospital that I had a concussion."
Blaylock is at home recovering. He is very thankful to the search and rescue teams that were out looking for him and eventually saved him. From KJCT8.com.