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VRFA Blotter: fatal plane crash into building, kayaker/river rescue & more


Here are 911 Calls for Service responded to by the Valley Regional Fire Authority (VRFA) from June 3–June 9, 2024:

  • Aid Call: (Auburn) On Monday, June 3rd at 4:33 p.m., VRFA firefighters responded to an adult male who suffered a badly injured ankle after falling while trying to catch his train. Firefighters assessed the injury and provided comforting care. The patient was transported to a local hospital by private ambulance.
  • Aid Call: (Auburn) On Tuesday, June 4th at 9:09 a.m., VRFA firefighters responded to an adult male exhibiting symptoms of a stroke. Firefighters treated the patient on scene, and he was transported to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center by private ambulance.
  • Motorcycle Collision: (Lakeland Hills) On Wednesday, June 5th at 1:45 p.m., VRFA firefighters responded to a report of a motorcyclist who had struck a curb. Personnel arrived on the scene and found the rider down in the middle of the road, awake and alert. Crews treated the patient for possible fractures, and a private ambulance transported him to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center for further care.
  • Plane Crash: (Auburn) On Thursday, June 6th at 12:00 p.m., VRFA firefighters responded to a small single-engine plane that crashed into a building. The building sustained significant damage. Crews remained on location to assist the NTSB and local authorities with the post-crash investigation into the fatal crash.
  • Aid Call: (Lea Hill) On Friday, June 7th at 7:47 p.m., VRFA firefighters responded to an adult male bleeding from a previous abdominal puncture wound. Firefighters evaluated and treated the patient, but he refused transport to a hospital for further evaluation and care.
  • River Rescue: (District 44) On Saturday, June 8th, 3:47 p.m., VRFA firefighters responded to a report of a female who had fallen out of her kayak into the river and was holding onto a tree limb. Personnel responded to Flaming Geyser State Park and luckily, the female was able to get out of the river and was picked up by a park ranger.
  • Aid Call: (Pacific) On Saturday, June 8th at 11:00 a.m., VRFA firefighters responded, along with Washington State Patrol and King County Medic One Paramedics, to 2 unconscious adult males on the shoulder of NB 167 next to their vehicle. The patients were evaluated and treated by VRFA firefighters and King County Medic One Paramedics. Once both patients were stabilized, they were transported by TriMed to Multicare Auburn Medical Center.
  • River Rescue: (Auburn) On Sunday, June 9th at 7:40 p.m., VRFA firefighters responded to a river rescue incident involving two individuals who became stranded after floating down the river during the day. Both individuals were safely assisted out of the water, with no injuries reported.
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