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.