Friday, May 4, 2012

U.S. Park Police and NPS Ranger Rescue Mission

May 3, 2012 at approximately 6:40pm U.S. Park Police Helicopter Eagle - 2 responded to Shenandoah National Park at Old Rag Mountain to assist NPS Rangers with a rescue mission. Earlier in the afternoon a 42 year old male hiker had fallen and sustained a serious back injury. Eagle -2 hoisted the subject off the mountain and then transported him to a Virginia hospital for treatment. With the team work of the NPS Rangers and the U.S. Park Police the rescue mission was timely and successful.