PULASKI COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — A Saturday afternoon medical emergency in the Scout Reservation turned into a recovery operation for Pulaski County first responders after the subject of the call was found dead.

Shortly before 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26, the Pulaski County Special Operations Team says crews responded to the High Knoll area of the Scout Reservation for a person experiencing a medical emergency with CPR in progress.

According to emergency officials, first responders hiked to the scene of the incident, dealing with very rough terrain, nightfall, and communications issues before they reached the location at dusk.

The special operations team says the person died from the medical condition before units arrived. As a result, crews had to recover the person from the area by 10 p.m. and returned to service by 11 p.m.

Due to the extended time of recovery efforts and working conditions, additional resources from Blacksburg Rescue Technical Rescue reportedly provided additional contingency resources.

“Pulaski County E911 Communications Center diligently maintained communications and coordination with resources during the event,” the Pulaski County Special Operations Team wrote on Facebook.

In addition to the special operations team, personnel from the Snowville Volunteer Fire Department, Pulaski County Public Safety (EMS), the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, the Blue Ridge Mountain Council Scout Reservation, and Pulaski County Emergency Management also responded to the initial call about the medical emergency, officials say.