Oregon firefighters rescue 2 trapped in vehicle

Oregon firefighters rescue 2 trapped in vehicle

Oregon firefighters rescue 2 trapped in vehicle
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Authorities said two individuals were rescued by firefighters in Oregon on Saturday after a rollover incident in a rural region-locked them inside their vehicle for hours.

Just before 5 a.m., first responders received a report of a car collision in the rural region southwest of Timber, a hamlet about 40 miles northwest of Portland, according to Banks Fire District 13.

The caller stated that the car had gone off the road and over an embankment, but he did not know where it had gone.

The lack of phone connectivity in the isolated region, according to fire authorities, hindered first responders from discovering the specific position of the car right away.

The fire district stated, “Neither of the phones was able to touch more than one tower, which is required for a proper triangulation.” “The best location we knew from the phones was what tower they were hitting, which may be quite deceptive in the coast range.”

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The fire district reported that rescuers used a number of ways to narrow down the search area, including alternating sirens and listening for the caller blaring a vehicle’s horn.

Rescuers encountered a hiker in the area two hours after getting the report, according to fire authorities, who guided them to the accident scene. The truck, which had flipped over an embankment and onto its roof, was later discovered by first responders.

One of the occupants had gotten out of the truck, while the other was still locked inside. Both casualties were rescued by firefighters using a high-angle rope rescue.

One of the victims was flown to a hospital in critical condition.

Travelers should constantly know their exact position, according to fire authorities, because telephones cannot always offer precise location information.

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