FIREFIGHTERS ASSIST OUTDOORS

by Gair on July 23, 2013

NORTH CONWAY FIREFIGHTERS AND EMERGENCY PERSONNEL HAD A BUSY AFTERNOON MONDAY RESPONDING TO RECREATION RELATED INCIDENTS.

IN THE FIRST CASE, CHIEF PAT PREECE SAYS HIS PERSONNEL AND NORTH CONWAY AMBULANCE RESPONDED TO DIANA’S BATHS SHORTLY BEFORE 1:15 P.M. AFTER GETTING A REPORT A 46-YEAR-OLD MAN HAD SLIPPED AN INJURED HIS HIP.

PREECE SAYS THE VICTIM WAS NEAR THE TOP OF THE FALLS AND WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF U.S. FOREST SERVICE WORKERS THEY USED A WHEELED STOKES LITTER TO ROLL HIM OUT ABOUT A QUARTER MILE OVER A NEARBY MOAT HIKING TRAIL TO A WAITING AMBULANCE, AND HE WAS THEN TAKEN TO MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IN NORTH CONWAY.

WHILE ON THEIR WAY TO THE MAN, RESPONDERS DISCOVERED A 6-YEAR-OLD BOY WHO HAD SLIPPED AND HIT THE BACK OF HIS HEAD. HE WAS TREATED WITH SOME ICE AT THE SCENE AND HIS PARENTS SAID THEY WOULD DRIVE HIM TO THE HOSPITAL THEMSELVES.

NONE OF THE INJURIES WERE CONSIDERED LIFE THREATENING.

IN WHAT APPEARED TO BE A MORE SERIOUS CASE, PREECE’S PERSONNEL RESPONDED AROUND 4:45 P.M. TO A CLIMBING MISHAP AT CATHEDRAL LEDGE WHERE A HARNESSES AND HELMETED 22-YEAR-OLD CLIMBER FELL ABOUT 30 FEET ONTO A TREE AND ROCK.

BYSTANDERS AND MEMBERS OF MOUNTAIN RESCUE SERVICE ASSISTED. THE CLIMBER COMPLAINED OF PAIN IN HIS BACK, THIGH AND LOWER LEG BUT HE DID NOT LOSE CONSCIOUSNESS. HE WAS TAKEN TO MEMORIAL HOSPITAL AS WELL.

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