Pediatric patient involved in accident on Mt. Ashland

Mt. Ashland, Ore. — A traumatic accident occurred on Mount Ashland just before three Monday afternoon.

NBC5 doesn’t know her name yet, but according to Ashland Fire & Rescue, a 15-year-old girl was airlifted from the mountain.

Through the work of Ashland Fire & Rescue, Mount Ashland Ski Patrol and Mercy Flights, a 15-year-old girl was airlifted to Rogue Regional Medical Center around 4 p.m.

Ashland Fire & Rescue say it was a ‘trauma activation’ which means the girl was treated with immediate care.

It’s still unclear what happened exactly, but according to general manager Hiram Towle, the accident happened on the lower part of the mountain.

Although her condition is still unknown, Towle says off camera a lot of the time airlifts are made out of precaution when they don’t know how serious the injury could be.

At the same time, crews were also called to help with a separate, unrelated incident where two other people were hurt.

Little is known about that situation as well, but Ashland Fire & Rescue says those injuries weren’t severe.

They were both sent to the hospital.

NBC5 called Rogue Regional Medical Center to get an update on the girl’s condition but were given no details at this time.

NBC5 will keep you updated with any further developing information.

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