Patient refuses hospitalization after Roanoke County first responders dispatched to report of allergic reaction along trail, officials say

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(Photo: Courtesy Roanoke County Fire and Rescue Department)

(Photo: Courtesy Roanoke County Fire and Rescue Department)

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Roanoke County first responders traveled several miles on a UTV along the McAfee Knob Trail Thursday morning to track down a person experiencing an allergic reaction.

According to the Roanoke County Fire and Rescue Department, crews were dispatched at approximately 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 13, for a rescue along the McAfee Knob Trail — about two miles from the trail parking area at the Catawba Shelter — for a person experiencing an allergic reaction to a bee sting.

The department says first responders arrived at the patient’s location at 10:34 a.m., after which the patient was able to walk to the UTV and arrived back in the parking area at 11:25 a.m.

Even though the patient received treatment, fire officials say the patient refused to be taken to the hospital.

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