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Written by STEVE OSTERMANN   
Wednesday, 08 January 2014 22:34

Grafton firefighters, county workers battle snow, cold to reach victim

A woman injured on a Town of Grafton farm was hospitalized Monday night after being rescued by emergency crews who battled snow and subzero cold to reach her.

Grafton Fire Chief William Rice said his department responded to a horse farm on Lake Shore Road at 9:45 p.m. after receiving a call that a woman on the property had sustained facial injuries.

Rice said emergency crews were initially unable to reach the woman because a 500-foot driveway on the property was blocked by two vehicles and snow drifts.

After walking the length of the driveway, crews discovered a woman in her mid-50s trying to shelter herself in another vehicle outside a barn, Rice said.

Rice said the woman’s injuries were potentially life-threatening, prompting a call for Flight for Life. However, a helicopter was unable to respond to the scene due to inclement weather, he said.

Ozaukee County highway crews and sheriff’s deputies were able to clear the driveway enough to allow a Grafton ambulance to reach the woman.

“The driveway was heavily drifted over. Icy road conditions made it very difficult to get to her,” he said.

In addition to the woman’s injuries, emergency crews were concerned about her being exposed to the elements, Rice said.  

The woman was treated on the scene by paramedics before being transported to Aurora Medical Center in Grafton.

Additional information on the victim and her condition was not immediately available.

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