Hiker Survives Two Days after 300 Foot Fall
A hiker, stranded for two days after falling about 300 feet from the top of a forest service road was rescued this morning through the cooperative effort of the Illinois Valley Fire Department, Rural Metro Fire Department and Josephine County Search and Rescue.
The I.V. Department received a call at 7:52 this morning and was dispatched to the Bear Creek Road area known as 5-Corners.
Rescue crews repelled to the victim, who was conscious but dehydrated and had multiple injuries from the fall. He was treated on the scene and then prepared for the rope system used to lower him another 300 feet to a trail below his position.
He was then flown to Rogue Regional Medical Center in stable condition.