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VRFA fire and rescue blotter | Jan. 17
The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 198 requests for services between Jan. 6 and Jan. 12, among them the following:
Aid call: 11:31 p.m., (Algona). The mother of a teenage boy acting oddly and shaking told firefighters her son may have used some drugs when he was away from home. After firefighters evaluated the boy, a private ambulance transported him to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center.
Aid call: 12:43 p.m., (Lea Hill). After firefighters helped a woman suffering abdominal pains, a private ambulance drove her to MAMC.
Dive response: 2:08 p.m., (Kent). Dive 33 responded to a body recovery at Clark Lake in Kent concerning a man who may have entered the water several days earlier to commit suicide. Using SCUBA gear and underwater search patterns, divers from Renton and VRFA searched, found the man's body, recovered it and turned the scene over to Kent Police.
Aid call: 5:31 p.m., (Pacific). Firefighters and King County Medics evaluated an Auburn senior with left shoulder and neck pain whose doctor's office had told her to call 911 because she may have been suffering a heart attack. A private ambulance transported the woman to MAMC.
Aid call: 9:58 p.m., (Auburn). After working with a band saw and cutting his wrist, a man welcomed firefighters, who bandaged the wound. A private ambulance transported the man to Valley Medical Center.
Service call: 8:15 p.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters removed a tree in a roadway.
Accident: 12:37 p.m., (Lakeland Hills). VRFA and East Pierce firefighters hustled to a two-vehicle car accident at the Lake Tapps Parkway and Lakeland Hills Way intersection, where they treated two people for minor injuries. Both persons declined transport for more treatment and evaluation.