Unconsious Mountain Biker In Remote Location Medevaced to Boston-Area Trauma Center
Thu, 07/30/2020 - 4:58pm Heraldgroton
On Sunday, July 27 at 8 a.m., Groton Fire Department was dispatched to Prescott Street for a person that had fallen from a mountain bike and was unconscious. Due to the remote location of the patient Groton Fire Department and Groton Police Department personnel hiked approximately one-half mile into the woods to begin rendering aid. While rendering aid, other Firefighters and EMTs responded with Utility Vehicles in order to provide a means to extricate the patient from the woods.
Numerous emergency personnel were also needed in order to carry the patient several hundred yards over rough terrain in order to load them on the utility vehicle.
The patient was transferred to an ambulance followed by a Medflight Helicopter and transported to a Boston area Trauma Center in serious condition.
According to Fire Chief Steele McCurdy, “The members of the Groton Fire Department, Police Department, Ayer Fire Paramedics and Boston Medflight crews worked seamlessly to provide incredible care for the injured man. The teamwork shown by our emergency service agencies is not uncommon. These organizations work and train together for serious incidents on a regular basis. Calls such as this make me extremely proud of all the emergency service personnel in Groton.”
The condition of the injured rider was not known at press time.
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