UPDATED @ 7:30 PM 6:49 PM Echo Fire - EMS Dispatched To Hunter Who Fell From TreeRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Nov 25 2021 6:55 PM
DALE COUNTY - ECHO COMMUNITY: 6:49 PM Ozark - Dale County 911 dispatched Echo Fire - EMS to a hunter who fell from the tree stand.
The scene is near Bethel United Methodist Church.
Echo Fire - EMS is on the scene attempting to locate the hunter. They have located his truck.
Survival Flight has been dispatched to Bethel United Methodist Church and at 6:54 PM has an estimated 8 minute time on landing at the church.
At this time it is unknown the extent of the injuries but Survival Flight was dispatched out of caution.
UPDATED @ 7:00 PM
The Echo Volunteer Fire - EMS have located the fallen hunter. The Echo EMS units have requested Survival Flight continue to the scene.
Echo Fire - EMS requested a four wheeler at the time call dispatched but have discontinued the need for the four wheeler.
Dale County Sheriff Chief Deputy Mason Bynum is on the scene. Chief Bynum is establishing a landing zone for Survival Flight at this time.
UPDATED @ 7:30 PM
Survival Flight is lifting off from Bethel United Methodist Church at this time with the hunter. Survival Flight is transporting to Southeast Health.
GOOD JOB To Echo Fire - EMS and Dale County Sheriff Deputies. Good quick response, locate the patient. GREAT JOB to Ozark - Dale County 911 on getting everyone where they needed to be and dispatching Survival Flight.
The men and women in the field are only as good as the men and women behind the microphones and answering the 911 calls directing where everyone needs to respond and the right resources.
The 911 Center, in my opinion, is "the most important ingredient" of the emergency network andm ost often the least focused on by those in leadership.
GREAT JOB to Ozark - Dale County 911 staff tonight.