A 12 year old girl suffered multiple injuries after falling between 40-50 ft from the King & Queens Seat while climbing in Rocks State Park on Saturday afternoon.
According to Rich Gardiner, spokesman for the Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association, the girl was flown to regional trauma center, but no update on her condition was available Sunday morning. Three Department of Natural Resources officers also suffered minor injuries during the incident.
Lieutenant Bryan Schulz of the Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Company described the rescue as such:
“At approximately 15:30 the Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Company was alerted for a rescue at the Rocks State Park “King and Queen Seat.” The subject had fallen approximately 40 feet off the rocks onto unsteady ground. Crews secured a safe scene and stabilized the patient using a stokes basket with assistance from the Harford County Technical Rescue Team (TRT). The patient was then lowered using the stokes basket and a rope system to more stable ground. Crews used a gator from Whiteford VFC to move the patient to the base of the trail to an awaiting Medic unit. The patient was flown via Trooper 1 to a trauma center for further evaluation.”
Photographs from the Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Company