SCFR respond to a fallen and injured hiker

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Shenandoah County Fire and Rescue (SCFR) with the Strasburg Fire Department (SFD) report responding to a fallen and injured hiker. 

The unidentified victim had taken a significant fall down a rock ledge at Buzzard Rock Trail.

The 54-year-old male was bleeding from his head and was found to be in and out of consciousness.

Around 1:30 in the afternoon Nov. 13 a staging area was established in the Buzzard Rock trail parking area with several fire companies reporting to the scene.

A request for help was sent to the U.S. Park Police Helicopter Eagle 1 unit as well.

High winds prevented Eagle 1 from being used.

After evaluation of the victim it was found he suffered from a severe head laceration, possible facial fractures with a possible fractured arm.

Crews transported the injured man by Stokes basket to a UTV.

Just past 7 the patient was transported to Warren County Airport where Aircare 6 transported him to UVA Medical Center.

In all 12 units of first responders reported to help in the incident.

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