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Rope rescue used to free woman in Capitol Forest car plunge

A rope rescue was used Sunday to free a woman trapped in a car that went over a 40-foot embankment in Capitol Forest.
A rope rescue was used Sunday to free a woman trapped in a car that went over a 40-foot embankment in Capitol Forest. Courtesy photo

A vehicle went over an embankment in Capitol Forest late Sunday and a woman inside the vehicle had to be extracted with a rope rescue.

West Thurston Fire crews responded to the incident about three miles from the C-line entrance off the C-7000 road. The newer 4-wheel-drive vehicle encountered about half a foot of snow and went over a 40-foot embankment, according to the West Thurston Fire Facebook page.

Three occupants were able to to get out of the vehicle after it came to rest on its side at the bottom of the hill, but an adult woman was trapped in the back seat.

Fire crews used specialized ropes to reach the vehicle, free the woman and bring her back to the roadway, according to West Thurston Fire.

She was transported to Providence St. Peter Hospital with minor injuries.

The Thurston County Special Operations Rescue Team also responded.

Jerre Redecker: 360-754-5422, @jredecker

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