Utah professor rescued from banks of Elwha River after suffering medical problem
By Jeremy Schwartz
Peninsula Daily News
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The 59-year-old man, whose name was not immediately available, was working with a team from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers studying the Elwha along a trail about a half-mile from the intersection of U.S. Highway 101 and Olympic Hot Springs, said Fire District 2 Chief Sam Phillips.
Eight Fire District 2 firefighter/paramedics and two Olympic National Park rangers got to the man along the steep trail by about 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, Phillips said, and were able to carry the man out with a wheeled backboard provided by the park rangers.
Medics got the man to the trailhead by 4:26 p.m., Phillips said, and he was transported to Olympic Medical Center.
A ambulance, a brush fire engine and command vehicle from Fire District 2 all responded to the scene, Phillips added.
Reporter Jeremy Schwartz can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5074, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last modified: June 26. 2013 10:40AM