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UPDATE: Man Airlifted After Found Bleeding from Neck Wound PDF Print
Written by Steve Frank   
Monday, 20 August 2012 12:19

The man stabbed and airlifted from a landing zone set up in the middle of US 421 at the Blue Ridge Parkway overpass at about noon yesterday is still not identified, but Parkway Rangers say the man is stable today at Carolinas Medical Center. (video at: http://www.youtube.com/user/GoBlueRidgeNews ) The Hispanic man was found bleeding profusely from a neck injury, as well as other apparent stab wounds to his abdomen and extremities just after 11 yesterday morning, 9-1-1 callers telling of the man walking slowly along the Parkway near the 273 or 274 mile marker, his shirt already covered in blood. Parkway Police found the man in that area, and called for Watauga Medics and Deep Gap first responders, staging nearby, to come to the scene. With the assessment of the man’s injuries, Deep Gap set up the landing zone for a MedCenter Air chopper from Carolinas Medical Center, which landed in the north-bound lanes just north of the Parkway overpass. With the man airlifted from the scene, the matter of how he was injured became the major focus, and a number of law enforcement agencies worked the area, finding a minivan at the Cascades Overlook in E.B. Jeffers Park in Ashe County—some two miles from where the man was found, just across the Watauga line, according to Sheriff James Williams.  Parkway Officers and Ashe Deputies pored over a minivan, seeking to sort out all the details of the incident, with few more released at this point today.

 

 

 

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