Sunday, November 18th, 2012
Washington County, VA – 2 Nov 2012
Mission: Technical rescue from cliff face
Black Diamond SAR was notified by the Virginia State EOC at
1935 hours for a response to the Mendota Area of Washington Co. for two teens that had fallen down an approximate 40 ft cliff and were stranded on a ledge.
Goodson Kinderhook vol. Fire Department was the first
due agency and when they located the subjects, they
could not execute the rescue. GKFD requested techni-
cal assistance and Washington Co Emergency Service
Coordinator requested BDSAR.
BDSAR responded from GSAR with 5 folks accompa-
nied by Billy Chrimes, the Deputy SAR Coordinator for
the Virginia Department of Emergency Management.
All persons remained in those positions until the second
person was extricated from the ledge around 2210 hrs.
Members of Goodson Kinderhook vol Fire Rescue be-
gan treating the two subjects for minor traumatic injuries
and exposure, and then moved them back to the staging
area and an awaiting ambulance. The technical rescue
contingency began to de-rig and was off of the mountain
by 2315 hrs.
BDSAR Resources cleared at approximately 2345 hrs
and returned home.
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