KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. – Rescue personnel from The Gastonia Fire Department, and Gaston Emergency Medical Services responded to a fall on Crowder's Mountain Saturday afternoon.
At 1:23 pm on Saturday May 16th, 2015 the Gastonia Fire Department received a dispatch of a reported fall near the pinnacle trail of the facility, which is located on Mountain Crest Drive near the Gaston and Cleveland county line.
Upon arrival, rescue personnel ascended the mountain and hiked through tough terrain to reach the victim.
The patient had fallen an estimated 150 feet, and sustained very serious injuries.
Upon obtaining access to the patient, medical personnel immediately administered critical care to the patient.
Despite the efforts of all personnel involved, the patient perished at the scene as a result of injuries sustained in the fall.
At the time of the accident, the patient a 48 year old female, was on the mountain with two members of her family.
The other two members of her family, one male and one female were transported to Caromont Regional Medical Center with non life threatening injuries. At this time they are not receiving medical care.
The cause of the fall has been ruled as accidental.
No other injuries were reported by the approximately 20 personnel who worked the scene.