Guam Fire Department responds to injured hiker at Tarzan Falls

  • Source: Pacific Daily News
  • Published: 09/02/2019 08:43 PM

The Guam Fire Department responded to an injured hiker at Tarzan Falls on Tuesday morning. At 10:06 a.m. GFD's Engine 11 and Rescue 1 and 2 responded to Tarzan Falls after fire dispatch received a report of a 37-year-old man that was injured while hiking with a group, GFD spokesman Firefighter Kevin Reilly said. Units made contact with the man at 10:57 a.m. and initiated care, he said. Working with the U.S. Coast Guard Command Center, the National Guard Lakota helicopter was requested and launched to assist with extrication, but GFD units were able to bring the man to the trailhead on an all-terrain vehicle, he said. GFD would like to remind residents and visitors that hiking, especially after the heavy rains we have been experiencing, is extremely dangerous; as the trails are muddy and slick., Reilly said. All hikers should hike with a buddy, wear proper attire, stay hydrated, carry basic first aid/survival gear, and bring a cell phone/GPS in a waterproof case or bag, he said. "Enjoy the beautiful trails Guam has to offer, but please partake in outdoor activities safely," he said.


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