Leigh Fazzina, a healthcare PR/social media communications consultant, was biking in Winding Trails on July 27 when she crashed in the woods, according to her own account on Twitter. In need of assistance and unable to get a phone signal Fazzina or @LeighFazzina as she goes by on Twitter, sent out this tweet:
"I've had a serious injury and NEED Help! Can somone please call Winding Trails in Farmington, CT tell them I'm stuck bike crash in woods."
That message was seen by her followers -- as well as by two users. @DrJonathan and @coffeyjulie alerted authorities.
Fazzina chronicled the entire event on Twitter in real time, posting these updates:
"Thx! I hear sirens now. Hope they can find me. RT @DrJonathan: @LeighFazzina ok found the local police number.. calling- sit tight!"
"@arun4 thank u! I apprecaite the help. ATV Here with medics. Thank u everyone! Thank u. They found me due to u all and Twitter."
According to her Tweets Fazzina suffered no serious injuries and was released from the UConn Health Center the next day.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun