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Rockingham County Fire and Rescue (RCFR) report the rescue of a hiker who had fallen in the Shenandoah National Park.
The hiker was discovered unconscious by Park Rangers after he had fallen approximately 30 feet from the backside of his campsite near Loft Mountain.
Rangers called RCFR to assist in the rescue effort Fri. morning Aug. 5.
National Park personnel then worked with the RCFR’s Tactical Rescue Team to reach the person and treat him for immediate injuries.
The person was pulled from the site after he was stabilized and airlifted to the UVA for trauma care.