...o match. I was down to the ledge quickly.
The boy had landed on his left side, breaking the leg which was lying at a horrible angle. That alone was enough to make him lose consciousness from the pain. The left arm looked odd too, but I suspected that was a dislocation. He had lost some blood and on top of all that, he was almost certainly concussed. However, though he needed medical aid urgently, nothing looked immediately life-threatening. Therefore, I did not attempt to move him as I could possibly do more harm than good. My job was to make sure that he wasn't in further danger and to prepare the way for the people who could help him best. Because he was so close to the edge of the ledge, I tied an anchoring rope to his unbroken leg, trying to hurt him as little as possible. That would prevent him from simply rolling off if he tried to move during a period of consciousness. I climbed back up and started fixing a couple more ropes for those to come.
"Your friend is badly hurt and needs medical attention before he can be moved," I informed the group. "My people will be here soon and it's going to get too crowded up here. "When your messengers get to the ranger station, they will get a chopper out here quickly."
"But there's nowhere to land," piped up the wolf bitch.
"There's the lake," I replied, "Their helicopter has pontoons for that very reason. I need someone to go down the...