Woman Rescued from Remote Maryland Trail - @ JEMS.com


Woman Rescued from Remote Maryland Trail

 

 
 
 

| Monday, September 7, 2009


MATT ACKLAND

POTOMAC, Md. - U.S Park Police and members of the Montgomery County Fire Department worked together on Sunday to rescue a woman who was injured in a remote area of Great Falls.

Video: Rescuers Pull Woman From Great Falls

Officials say the woman and her male partner climbed and walked through rocky terrain for more than a mile along the Billy Goat Trail when something went wrong.

Rescuers tell us the woman fell and sustained serious injuries.

Montgomery County Firefighters could not move the woman to a hospital by foot or vehicle because the location was too dangerous to safely maneuver a stretcher.

A U.S. Park Police helicopter was called to assist the rescue effort.

The woman was hoisted into the helicopter as the pilots carefully kept the rotor blades a safe distance from rocks and trees.

The woman was taken to Suburban hospital.

So far the woman has not been identified. At last check she was listed in stable condition.




Connect: Have a thought or feedback about this? Add your comment now
Related Topics: Specialty Vehicles, Vehicle Operations, Patient Management

 
What's Your Take? Comment Now ...

Buyer's Guide Featured Companies

Featured Careers & Jobs in EMS

Get JEMS in Your Inbox

 

Fire EMS Blogs


Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts

 

EMS Airway Clinic

Improving Survival from Cardiac Arrest Using ACD-CPR + ITD

Using active compression-decompression CPR with an ITD has been shown to improve 1-year survival from cardiac arrest by 33%.
More >

Multimedia Thumb

Three Injured in Philadelphia Collapse

Parapet wall falls through roof of store.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

California Firefighters save Man on Flight

Patient was conscious and talking when United flight landed.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Over Half of Seattle Fire Stations Test Positive for MRSA

Surprisingly high results come from test kits based on earlier study.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Hands On February 2015

Here’s a look at this month’s product hands on.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Nightwatch Series Premiere Party

JEMS Editor-in-Chief A.J. Heightman attends the series premiere of A&E's new reality show, "Nightwatch."
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Ottawa Chemical Investigation

Chemicals and suspicious package are probed at two locations
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Field Bridge Xpress ePCR on iPad, Android, Kindle Fire

Sneak peek of customizable run forms & more.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

The AmbuBus®, Bus Stretcher Conversion Kit - EMS Today 2013

AmbuBus®, Bus Stretcher all-hazards preparedness & response tool
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

VividTrac offered by Vivid Medical - EMS Today 2013

VividTrac, affordable high performance video intubation device.
Watch It >


More Product Videos >