Trail Incident

 

Incident Name: Trail Incident
Incident Time: 6:55:00 pm
Incident Date: 08-05-2015
Incident Location:

Golden Hills east of Korean War

Veterans Memorial 

Incident Type: Helicopter Rescue
Resources Used:

Engine 13; Patrol 13; Helicopter 408 ;

Battalion 1

Personnel: 8

 

GOLDEN HILLS, CA

Just before 7:00 this evening, the Kern County Fire Department received a call for an injured mountain biker. Crews were given a vague location but were able to locate the fifteen year old male patient after hiking approximately 1/2 mile down a ravine. The biker had tumbled approximately 25 feet and complained of severe mid-back pain. Fortunately, he was wearing a helmet when he crashed. Given the remoteness of the location, the Incident Commander opted to utilize KCFD Helicopter 408 for a Hoist Rescue. Hiking the patient out would have required extensive man power and possibly exacerbated the back injury. The helicopter arrived in six minutes from Keene Helibase. The patient was immobilized on a backboard, placed in a stokes basket, and hoisted into the helicopter. He was transferred to a Hall ground ambulance at Tehachapi Airport. Assisting Agencies: Hall Ambulance Additional Information: Whether you enjoy mountain biking or other outdoor recreational activities, having a GPS device can help rescuers locate you, should you become hurt or lost. In this case, the victim also did not have a cell phone and his friend had to travel approximately 1 mile to find help and call 9-1-1.

Assisting Agencies:  Hall Ambulance

Additional Information:  Whether you enjoy mountain biking or other outdoor recreational activities, having a GPS devise can help rescuers locate you, should you become hurt or lost.  In this case, the victim also did not have a cell phone and his friend had to travel approximately 1 mile to find help and call 9-1-1.

 

     

                                           

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