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County EMS helps at glider accident


October 24, 2018

Last Wednesday around 8:30 a.m., Klickitat County received a 9-1-1 call reporting a para-glider incident on the hills above Doug’s Beach State Park along State Route 14 east of Lyle. The person reporting the incident said the patient was conscious and alert but in extreme pain, losing circulation in his legs and feeling nauseous. Emergency Medical Services (KCEMS) personnel from Klickitat County Fire District 4 (KCFD 4) and the Klickitat County EMS District along with Search & Rescue (SAR) volunteers were paged to the incident.

The reporting person was with the patient in steep terrain on a bald face of the hill side just below the ridge line. He reported his friend had fallen more tha...

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