Webster Springs VFD
 
 

Technical Rescue

     

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 9:49am WSVFD was toned for a Technical Rescue @ 9:49 am near 3925 Elk River Road in Webster Springs, approximately 8 miles down.The call came in as a man down unknown age, injuries or the condition of the patient.  At 9:51 am, WSVFD St. 1 Squad 1, Rescue 1 and WMEMS Medic 101  were en-route to the call.  Medic 101 was on scene @ 10:05 and @ 10:07 St 1 units all on scene.
Units on scene found a 70's male who had fallen about 10-12ft. off a rock wall onto a very rocky river bank where the patient was working on anchoring a swinging bridge when he lost his footing.
Fire and Ems units worked together using water rescue equipment and a John boat to complete the rescue. Medic 101 transported the patient who was believed to have non-life threatening injuries.  All personnel cleared the call @10:40.