RAND, Ore. -- Early Sunday afternoon, Rural Metro Fire says that it responded to a call in which a hiker survived a scary fall off a trail while hiking at Rainie Falls.
According to Rural Metro Fire, just around 1:30 on Sunday afternoon, a hiker traveling on a trail towards the lower section of the Rogue River fell and sustained serious injuries.
RMF says that thankfully another hiker was passing by and was able to go get help. First responders say, that the second hiker had to drive three miles to the closest house near Rand to use a landline to call for that help.
Multiple rescue crews from Rural Metro Fire, AMR-Josephine County and Josephine County Search & Rescue mobilized for the extraction.
Rural Metro says that when firefighters and medics reached the scene, they initiated immediate medical care. Soon after that, first responders than had to carry the patient up to the trail.
S&R arrived and assisted with transport out of the trail to the Graves Creek Bridge. That's when a medical transport helicopter with REACH Air Medical Services flew the patient to a trauma hospital in Medford, with serious but non life-threatening injuries.
RMF says that in all, three fire units, three medical units, S&R and a medical helicopter were mobilized for the rescue.