Saturday, October 20, 2018

Emergency Personnel Rescue Lost Hunter Near Ashland

Late Saturday, emergency personnel near Ashland were called to search for a missing hunter.

At 8:40pm, emergency personnel were dispatched to 500 East Centre Street, Ashland, Ashland Foundry and Machine Works, for a search and rescue with Ashland Fire Chief Groody in command. 

The call was for a lost hunter in the woods behind the Ashland Foundry.

Dispatched to the scene were American Hose Company and Washington Fire of Ashland, Washington Ambulance, Fountain Springs, Lavelle, Rangers Hose from Girardville, Friendship Fire, Englewood Fire, Coal Township, and Aristes, along with Ashland and Butler Township Police.

Multiple ATV's were called with the responding fire departments.

The hunter was located around 9:45pm but required medical attention and was transported down the mountain by Fountain Springs Fire to a waiting Washington Ambulance.  The extent of the hunters injuries were unknown.

Crews were cleared by 10:00pm.

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