The NPS Morning Report is reporting that rangers responded to two separate medical incidents involving a married couple at the Big Meadows Campground in Shenandoah National Park on Friday, September 27th. Both the husband and wife required air evacuations.
The original call was for the wife, who’d broken her femur in a fall while getting out of their car at a Big Meadows campsite, but the first ranger on scene reported that her husband had also suffered an injury. He’d reported his wife’s injury to the campground staff, but fell from his bicycle while returning to the campsite and sustained significant facial trauma accompanied with memory loss.
The Stanley Volunteer Rescue Squad transported one of the victims and rangers transported the other in the park ambulance to the landing zone. Both were flown to the University of Virginia Medical Center.
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