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Man Injured in Logging Accident

GALICE, Ore. — A man has been hospitalized after rescue crews said he received a serious injury in a logging accident.

Rural/Metro Fire said in a press release that crews received initial information that a male in his 20’s had been hit by a log in the back of the head and was unconscious 300 to 400 feet down the side of the mountain. Rural/Metro Fire said the incident occurred 10 miles up Hog Creek Rd in Galice at around noon on Friday.

When Rural/Metro arrived on scene, they said the logging crew had managed to work together and pull the victim up to the landing area where they were operating. The patient was in critical condition with life threatening injuries and needed to get to a trauma center immediately, so a Mercy Flights helicopter was called in.

The victim was flown to Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford. His condition at this time is unknown.