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Person reportedly finds friend fallen from a tree stand near Sour Springs Road, Alabama
Submitted by Howard Owens on November 6, 2011 - 2:04pm
A caller has reported finding his friend fallen from a tree stand in an area off Sour Springs Road, Alabama.
There is a truck parked beside the road. The caller is no longer on the phone and is reportedly performing CPR on his friend.
Alabama Fire Department and Mercy EMS dispatched. Mutual aid requested from Akron and Shelby.
Mercy Flight being dispatched.
UPDATE 1:06 p.m.: The caller called his mother in Lockport, who called 9-1-1. The information was relayed to Gensee County Emergency Dispatch by Niagara County dispatchers.
UPDATE 1:08 p.m.: Medina ambulance in route. Mercy Flight may be needed to help spot the location of the victim from the air.
UPDATE 1:15 p.m.: The truck has been located. It's in the area of Onondaga Nature Trail.
UPDATE 1:16 p.m.: Patient not located, but the caller has a visual on Mercy Flight 5 overhead. Chief states, "I believe we're in the right area." (At some point, dispatch got the original caller on the line and patched the caller through to a chief on scene.)
UPDATE 1:20 p.m.: The caller said they were more than a mile off the road. A chief is cutting a chain off a gate. Contact with the caller has been lost.
UPDATE 1:24 p.m.: Responders have reached the end of the trail. "We're going to have to backtrack. We're unable to locate anybody."
UPDATE 1:26 p.m.: The caller has been found and is walking responders back to the patient's location.
UPDATE 1:28 p.m.: Manpower needed to carry the patient out. The trail is not accessible by vehicle.
UPDATE 1:31 p.m.: Medina put back in service. If Shelby has manpower on the south side of the bridge, they are requested to the scene.
UPDATE 1:35 p.m.: Patient located.