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 ½ 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 ½ 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.
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