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Frigid temps during rescue

A vehicle left Vega Road and crashed down a steep embankment into the woods Tuesday afternoon with temperatures in the low 20s. Fire rescue personnel and first responders worked with hydraulic equipment to free driver Rachel Dunn of Pine Valley Road from the severely damaged car and then used a rescue basket to get her up a 30-foot embankment. She was transported via ambulance to the life flight helicopter which landed at a nearby church. ”At the time of the accident, it was 22 degrees. Trauma patients are subject to hypothermia so we had to use blankets and sheets to protect her and keep her warm,” said fire chief Randy Snyder. “Personnel from several stations responded as well as a few from the Meansville Volunteer Fire Department. Everything went smoothly to get her cared for.” The driver was safely extricated and is currently en route to Macon medical for treatment of injuries caused by the wreck. Check back for updates as information becomes available.

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