BREAKING: Man Falls 100ft From McAfee Knob

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Roanoke County Fire and Rescue say they rescued a man who had fallen from the McAfee's Knob summit.

Officials  say they responded to the summit of McAfee's Knob at around 3:40 p.m.  Wednesday for a report of a man in his 60's who had fallen from the top  of the mountain.

From Roanoke County Fire And Rescue: 

Roanoke County Fire and Rescue responded at about 3:40 p.m., on  Wednesday, July 18, 2018 to the McAfee’s Knob summit in the Masons Cove  area of Roanoke County for the report of a male in his 60’s who had  fallen from the top of the mountain.  The subject fell approximately 100  ft.  Three all-terrain vehicles, and about 30 fire and rescue personnel  and 6 police officers were used in this rescue operation. The rescue  team made contact with the injured subject at about 4:30 p.m., rendered  aid and began to carry him down the backside of the mountain. The  terrain in that area is extremely steep and rocky. Initial rescuers were  joined by 2 wilderness medicine doctors from Carilion and other  rescuers who helped to carry the subject to an all-terrain vehicle and  ultimately to a waiting medical helicopter for transport to Roanoke  Memorial Hospital.  The subject’s injuries are believed to be life  threatening. The hikers and the rescue team were off the trail at about  7:30 p.m.

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