CKFD makes rescue on Gold Creek Trail

Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue received a call about 5:50 p.m. Saturday regarding a woman who had been hiking when she suffered a significant leg injury and was unable to walk.

She was hiking with others on the Gold Creek Trail, according to district personnel.

Her hiking partners had to hike for a while before they were able to obtain a cell phone signal and call 911, said district spokeswoman Ileana LiMarzi.

Upon arrival, firefighters hiked in about 2.5 miles with their equipment to reach the woman. After stabilizing her leg they began to assist her down the trail.

About a mile out, the first crew were met by another crew from Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue and by utilizing a specialized wheeled stretcher they were able to move the patient the rest of the way down the trail.

The woman opted to be transported to the hospital by private vehicle.

The rescue took more than two hours and required eight district personnel.


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