NY: 6 men used to rescue hunter from creek
6 men used to rescue hunter from creek
11 Dec 2010
SPRINGVILLE, N.Y. (WIVB) - Hunters in the Town of Concord helped save one
of their own Saturday morning.
Rescue crews tell News 4, 62 year old Dale, Trautman was crossing a creek
Saturday morning when he slipped and fell into the water.
He managed to pull himself out but his leg was broken.
Nearby hunters heard screams for help and called 911.
It took six men to pull the hunter through the rough terrain.
David Klenk of the Springville Fire Department said, "He had been in the
creek at least 15 minutes before the first call came out for 911. And by the
time we got him at the top of the hill with all the stabilization we had to
do and getting the equipment down it was about an hour and 45 minutes before
we got him at the top of the hill. He was very cold, very wet and still
talking when he left here."
Crews carried the hunter out of the woods to a landing area for Mercy
He was taken to ECMC and is expected to make a full recovery. .
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