Fire District No.2 Rescues two loggers in the Tyee area

Douglas Co. Fire Dist. No.2

At 09:33 Tuesday morning Douglas County Fire District No. 2 was dispatched to a logging accident near the 17000 block of Tyee road in Umpqua. The initial call information reported there was two patients with one of them pinned under a log. DCFD2 Technical Rescue crews arrived on scene at 10:20 to find two patients approximately 800 feet down a steep embankment.

Fire crews and EMS personnel made their way down the hill side to assess the patients and to provide medical care while the Technical rescue personnel set up rope systems to extricate the patients from the mountain side. Reach air ambulance found a nearby landing site to assist with patient care and air transport.

Both patients were hauled off the mountain in a litter basket with rope systems. Patient number one was flown to Sacred Heart medical center at Riverbend by REACH air ambulance with multiple trauma injuries. Patient number two was transported by Bay Cities Ambulance to Mercy Medical Center with minor injuries.

DCFD2 responded to this incident with 1 Technical Rescue truck, 1 support vehicle, and 1 command unit. They were assisted by Kellogg Rural Fire District, Bay Cities Ambulance, REACH Air Helicopter, and DCSO.