Two men injured in fall
Multiple emergency response agencies were called to an accident scene located several miles in the woods off Golson Road in Brodnax on Saturday after two men fell from a ladder. The incident occurred about 11 a.m.
The two men were deep in the woods building a deer hunting tree stand when they fell about 12 feet to the ground. One man’s arm caught the ladder, causing him to be suspended momentarily and causing injury to his arm. Both men ended up falling to the ground, where they landed on top of one another. The fall caused one of the men to become unresponsive, although he was awake by the time rescue and fire personnel arrived on scene.
Southside Rescue Squad, Central Rescue Squad, Brodnax Volunteer Fire Department, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office and area conservation officers were called to the scene, which was about three miles in the woods off Golson Road.
Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office was asked to bring its ATV to access the accident scene, however, Brodnax Fire Department arrived first and was able to get its four-wheel drive truck back to where the fall victims were.
Brodnax Volunteer Fire Department responded with six members to assist the rescue units.
Both patients were taken to VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital in South Hill with non-life threatening injuries.
“It could have been a lot worse,” said Southside Rescue Squad Capt. David Baisey, who responded to the incident and called the response “a good team effort.”
Brodnax Fire Chief Brad Rogers agreed, expressing gratitude to all the agencies that responded.