For Immediate Release Contact: Ashley Lara 541-274-9307
Date October 20, 2015
District 3 Technical Rescue Team Rescues 2 at Flounce Rock Rd
At 1:12 a.m. Saturday, a caller contacted 9-1-1 and stated that he was on top of Flounce Rock Rd and a member of his group had stepped out of the vehicle and stumbled off of a cliff. He had made his way down to the victim and she was breathing normal but was in extreme pain.
At 1:58 a.m. the male in the group called 9-1-1 again stating that his truck had rolled down the cliff approximately 70ft. He was unsure if the third person in his group was inside when it rolled. It was later discovered that the third person was in fact in the vehicle at the time of the roll and sustained injuries.
Jackson County Fire District 3 Technical Rescue Team (TRT), Prospect Fire Department and Mercy Flights responded to the incident. While in route, crews received information that the victim had fallen 60ft and could possibly have a broken back. Upon arrival, crews found the terrain to be dark and rugged, posing a challenge. Close to 20 emergency personnel responded to the incident.
At 3:59 a.m. the High Angle Rescue Team began the decent over the edge to rescue the first fall victim. Crews worked quickly to stabilize the victim and bring her back to safety. At 5:05 a.m. crews were able to get the patient to medical care.
Crews then began work on the second victim who had fallen when the vehicle’s clutch was accidently released. The victim was recovered with moderate injuries and taken to the hospital at 6:00 a.m.