Hiker falls 30 feet at Shenandoah National Park

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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. 

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Shenandoah County construction worker rescued

Thursday afternoon, Shenandoah County Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call about a construction worker trapped in an excavated ditch.

Before the arrival of emergency personnel, coworkers of the victim tried to remove dirt and perform rescue breaths.

Responders from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham County Technical Rescue Team aided in the recovery where they first stabilized the walls of the ditch before removing the victim 2 and a half hours after the initial incident.

Numerous fire and rescue departments from Edinburg, Woodstock, Mt. Jackson, and Shenandoah County aided in the rescue as well.

The victim was transported to UVA medical center via helicopter with non-life-threatening injuries.

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Luray holds a prayer vigil for injured Officer

Luray Police

The Luray Police Department is inviting the public to a Prayer Vigil Thur. May 27 at 6:30 p.m..

The vigil will be held at Ruffner’s Plaza for Detective Ron McClelland.

The detective was seriously injured while on duty and remains in Intensive Care at UVA Medical Center.

McClelland has been in law enforcement for 40 years.

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Officer shot in Virginia during retrieval of runaway cow

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By Associated Press | Published Mar. 23, 2021 7:00 a.m.

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — A police officer was accidentally shot after he and others tried to corral a cow that had escaped from a livestock auction and was wandering city streets.

Harrisonburg police told news outlets the officer was shot in the lower body Saturday night. Police said Sunday he was in stable condition at UVA Medical Center in Charlottesville. Police spokesman Pete Ritchie said he had no updated information to release on Monday.

Police were investigating whether the officer was shot by a colleague or someone else involved in the retrieval effort.

Officers received calls about the escaped cow around 10:30 p.m. Saturday. At one point it was spotted near a 7-Eleven on North Main Street. Police said they intervened after the cow was injured during an attempt by ranchers to corral it. The cow charged at officers and someone fired a gun, injuring one of them, police said. The cow was euthanized after its capture.

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