MCFRS Perform Rescue on Billy Goat Trail After a Heat Related Medical Emergency

by Patrick Herron

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services performed an emergency rescue Wednesday evening after a young adult suffered what appeared to be a heat related medical emergency while hiking on Billy Goat Trail A, according to Chief Spokesperson for MCFRS Pete Piringer.

As of 7:45pm Wednesday evening the patient had been transported via boat to waiting paramedics at a staging area and will likely be transported with Priority 2 injuries.

Water Rescue Boats were deployed in addition to rescuers on the trail. Temperatures were in the 90’s throughout the day and it is believed the young adult patient had been on the trail ~4/5 hours. Tips and warning signs for dealing with a heat exhaustion or a heat stroke below courtesy of Pete Piringer: 

 

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