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WCFR/SO rescue an injured hiker

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Warren County Fire and Rescue (WCFR) report that with assistance form Warren County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) they were able to rescue an injured hiker the evening of May 18.

The hiker sustained injuries after falling on the Appalachian Trail with the call being received by the emergency communications center at approximately 7:30 p.m.

The hiker was able to confirm the area in which the fall occurred but was not able to give an exact location.

Fortunately, the hiker happened to be in an area where cellphone service enabled authorities to track their phone and locate them.

Crews accessed the trail from the Remount Road Trail Head and located the hiker a mile and a half into the trail.

Rescue crews found that a closer access point was needed and utilized access through the Lake Front Royal Community and carried the injured person to an awaiting ambulance.

It took rescuers from WCFR and Sheriff’s Office Deputies about 20 minutes to extricate the patient from the trail.

Based on the severity of the injuries a medevac helicopter was requested from Leesburg’s AirCare unit which took the patient to a trauma center.

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