COLLETON COUNTY, SC (WCBD) – Fire crews used a chainsaw and machetes to clear a path through a wooded area this weekend after a woman suffered a broken leg while hiking on a nature trail in Colleton County.
The incident happened along the 5100 block of Sniders Highway (Hwy 63) Saturday afternoon.
According to a release from Colleton County Fire-Rescue, an adult female was on the nature walk when she broke her leg about a half-mile into a thick, wooded area.
Family members called 911 and escorted firefighter-paramedics to her location.
Once there, the response crew began treating the patient and called in additional assistance due to the woman needing to be carried out of the woods.
Three additional units responded and carried equipment into the woods to help.
One crew even used a chainsaw and machetes to help widen a path of out the woods.
The patient was given an IV and pain medication prior to having her leg splinted. She was then placed in a stokes basket and carried back to the ambulance.
She was transported to the trauma center at Trident Medical Center in North Charleston for treatment. There is no word what caused the initial accident.