BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — One person was flown to the hospital Tuesday evening following a search and rescue operation in Bedford County.

According to the Troutville Volunteer Fire Department — who assisted in the operation — crews were dispatched to the Peaks of Otter area of the Blue Ridge Parkway on Tuesday, Nov. 3, for a search and rescue after a male individual had fallen 20 feet from a tree stand.

The department says personnel helped package and extract the patient from the woods, as well as set up the landing zone for Lifeguard 12.

The patient was reportedly airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital at 6:40 p.m., allowing all first responders to clear out shortly afterward.

In addition to the search and rescue operation, fire officials say Troutville crews responded to two EMS calls, a tractor-trailer turbo fire, and a possible structure on Tuesday.

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