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Powell County Search and Rescue responded to a call for a hiker lost on Hoods Branch trail at Natural Bridge State Park. The park was hit by straight line winds last week that knocked over a lot of trees and damage. A section of this trail was severely affected by these winds. Numerous trees were on the ground, causing the trail to be nearly impassable in a few sections. After bushwacking around several trees, the hiker became concerned about being unable to locate the trail, so she called for help. After being located by SAR members, she was led out of the woods safely. She did exactly what she was supposed to do by staying put once she realized she needed help. Natural Bridge trail crews are still working everyday to clear all the trails of downed trees, but it may take a while due to the amount of trees they are dealing with. ... See MoreSee Less

Powell County Search and Rescue responded to a call for a hiker lost on Hoods Branch trail at Natural Bridge State Park. The park was hit by straight line winds last week that knocked over a lot of trees and damage. A section of this trail was severely affected by these winds. Numerous trees were on the ground, causing the trail to be nearly impassable in a few sections. After bushwacking around several trees, the hiker became concerned about being unable to locate the trail, so she called for help. After being located by SAR members, she was led out of the woods safely. She did exactly what she was supposed to do by staying put once she realized she needed help. Natural Bridge trail crews are still working everyday to clear all the trails of downed trees, but it may take a while due to the amount of trees they are dealing with.

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Thank you all again! I appreciate all your help!

Kehgan Ford

We had some solid training with Red STAR Wilderness EMS , Wolfe County Search & Rescue Team, and the Kentucky National Guard this week. Today at our regular meeting, we added 5 new members to the team.

Mathew Charles- water tech, rope tech, EMT, and FF.

Leor Gold-rope tech

Michael Madden- rope tech, Advanced EMT

John Morton - EMT

Will Flynn- rope tech, Paramedic, and FF

These are 5 highly qualified members that we are looking forward to working with. We also have 6 more finishing up the requirements to join the team.
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We had some solid training with Red STAR Wilderness EMS , Wolfe County Search & Rescue Team, and the Kentucky National Guard this week. Today at our regular meeting, we added 5 new members to the team.

Mathew Charles- water tech, rope tech, EMT, and FF.

Leor Gold-rope tech

Michael Madden- rope tech, Advanced EMT

John Morton - EMT

Will Flynn- rope tech, Paramedic, and FF

These are 5 highly qualified members that we are looking forward to working with.  We also have 6 more finishing up the requirements to join the team.Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

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Always fun training with our friends at Powell County SAR & Red Star. Well done everyone.

Great shots!

Outstanding! Congratulations to everyone.

With severe weather in the forecast for our area, we spent the evening making sure all our equipment was ready in case we were needed. We want to remind everyone to be weather aware over the next few days. ... See MoreSee Less

With severe weather in the forecast for our area, we spent the evening making sure all our equipment was ready in case we were needed. We want to remind everyone to be weather aware over the next few days.Image attachment

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Thanks for all you do for us. πŸ™πŸ™

Somebody show Jeremy Urekew how to tie a knot. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Last night at 8:42 PM several Powell County Emergency Services were dispatched to a call at Hollerwood Off-Road Park for a UTV accident. Initial reports stated two individuals were making their way to the parking lot of the popular off-road park when they lost control of their vehicle and fell off an 80ft multi-pitch cliff. The female victim was able to call 911 herself. She reported that she was trapped inside the vehicle and that the male subject had been ejected.

Personnel from Powell County Emergency Medical Services, Red STAR Wilderness EMS, MiddleFork Fire/Rescue #874, and Powell County Search & Rescue partnered with civilian bystanders to search the different trails via UTV.

One team was able to locate the female patient and dispatched the remaining personnel to that location. A paramedic with PCEMS (also a member of PCSAR and RedSTAR) was able to set up an improvised rope system to gain initial patient access.

Multiple rope systems later and with the help of several different agencies, we were able to extract the female patient and transport her to the care of flight medical personnel.

Unfortunately, the male patient was pronounced deceased on scene.

Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with the family and loved ones involved in this incident.

Thank you to all responding agencies and to all of the civilian bystanders that stopped to help our team’s efforts.

Attached are pictures of rescue personnel on scene setting up and operating the rope system, as well as pictures of the scene the following day.
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Last night at 8:42 PM several Powell County Emergency Services were dispatched to a call at Hollerwood Off-Road Park for a UTV accident. Initial reports stated two individuals were making their way to the parking lot of the popular off-road park when they lost control of their vehicle and fell off an 80ft multi-pitch cliff. The female victim was able to call 911 herself. She reported that she was trapped inside the vehicle and that the male subject had been ejected. 

Personnel from Powell County Emergency Medical Services, Red STAR Wilderness EMS, MiddleFork Fire/Rescue #874, and Powell County Search & Rescue partnered with civilian bystanders to search the different trails via UTV. 

One team was able to locate the female patient and dispatched the remaining personnel to that location. A paramedic with PCEMS (also a member of PCSAR and RedSTAR) was able to set up an improvised rope system to gain initial patient access. 

Multiple rope systems later and with the help of several different agencies, we were able to extract the female patient and transport her to the care of flight medical personnel. 

Unfortunately, the male patient was pronounced deceased on scene. 

Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with the family and loved ones involved in this incident. 

Thank you to all responding agencies and to all of the civilian bystanders that stopped to help our team’s efforts. 

Attached are pictures of rescue personnel on scene setting up and operating the rope system, as well as pictures of the scene the following day.Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

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Thank you for your endless rescue hours to get to them and get them out!! You guys did a great job! Thank you for all you do.

Prayers for both families and thank you to all the people that helped with the rescue.

Strong Work!

HUGE thanks to all those strong country boys for putting muscle work together!! The night wouldn’t have went as it did without those men who gave up several hours to help!

πŸ™ πŸ™ for the both of them and their families!

Thank you and all the other agencies for always being there to rescue those in need. Area is blessed with such skilled individuals

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Prayers for everyone

Prayers for all

Thank you all what you do, praying for comfort and strength ❀️

That is heartbreaking. Dear God

Thank you all so much for all you did and continue to do

Prayers for his family. And the female to heal physically and emotionally. I can not begin to imagine. Thank you to everyone that helped at the scene

Prayers for both families πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»

Many Prayers for all

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