A man, thought to be in his 20s, was pulled from Percival Creek on Sunday afternoon after he slipped and fell, according to the Olympia Fire Department.
He later was flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
About 3:50 p.m. Sunday, Olympia Fire was dispatched to Percival Creek in west Olympia, which runs underneath a Cooper Point Road bridge and is not far from the Olympia Auto Mall.
By the time Olympia Fire had arrived, the man was spotted on two logs, directly underneath the bridge, Olympia firefighter and paramedic Lance Slosson said.
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The man had been in the stream about an hour before Olympia Fire was dispatched, he added.
The man was described as having significant injuries, possibly in the pelvic area, but he also was conscious and talking, Slosson said. He also was very cold and needed to be warmed up prior to being flown to Harborview.
The man apparently was walking a trail and looking for a camp behind the Chevron station on Cooper Point Road when he slipped, Slosson said. He fell about 20 feet, then fell another 40 feet into Percival Creek, Slosson said.
Lacey Fire District 3 and the Special Operations Rescue Team also responded.