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Friday, December 24, 2010

PGFD Tech Rescue of Teenager

Just after 5:00 pm, December 24, 2010, firefighters, paramedics and the Department's Technical Rescue Team responded for an injured teen-aged female that had fallen down a steep incline into a dry creek bed ravine.

Fire/EMS units responded to the 8100 block of Overfield Ct. In Bowie where the female had fallen into a 30ft ravine while attempting to find a lost cell phone. The incident was located about 300yds from the street. She was with her mother who summoned help after being unable to rescue her daughter.

The Fire/EMS Department high-angle team worked quickly to reach the girl and at around 6:30 were lifting her out of the ravine using a rope and pulley system.

The patient has been under the care of paramedics since their arrival. She is being treated for hypothermia and possible injuries to her back. She is being transported via MSP Trooper 2 meda-vac to a nearby trauma center for treatment of her injuries. She is in good condition with non-life threatening injuries.

Mark Brady

Mark E. Brady

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