Colleton County Fire-Rescue


23/February/2019 Woods Rescue C Shift

Incident # 19-01216 An adult female on a nature walk received a broken leg approximately mile into a thick wooded area in the 5100 block of Sniders Highway (SC Hwy 63) Saturday afternoon 23-February. Family members contact 9-1-1 at 12:56 and escorted Firefighter-Paramedics to the patient. The initial response crew, upon reaching the patient, began treating her and called for additional assistance, since the patient would have to be carried out of the woods. Three additional Fire-Rescue units responded to the location and equipment was carried into the woods to assist crews already on the scene. One crew used a chain saw to widen a path out of the woods while other crewmembers used machetes to do the same. The patient was given an IV and pain medication prior to her leg being splinted. She was placed in a stokes basket, then carried approximately mile to the ambulance. The woman was transported to the Trauma Center at Trident Medical Center in North Charleston.   

Engine 1, Medic 1, Medic 19, Battalion 1 and Car 112 responded. Captain Jack Wimberly served as Incident Commander.