Incident Name: Knudsen Incident
Incident Time: 3:36:00 a.m.
Incident Date: 7-30-2017
Incident Type: Swift Water Rescue
Incident Location: Knudsen Drive and Golden State Highway
Equipment Assigned: Engines 63, 64, 66;  USAR 61; Truck 65; Battalions 6, 4; Safety 4; PIO 2
Personnel:  19


Bakersfield, CA

At 3:36 this morning, the Kern County Fire Department received a report of a  vehicle into a canal. The vehicle was reported traveling on State Road and veered into the canal where it floated down to the general direction of Knudsen Drive and Golden State Highway. Fire Crews had difficulty getting access to the vehicle, but used a ladder to access the roof. Crews donned all personal protective equipment and made a search from the roof to rescue the patient. The vehicle was abandoned and crews where able to complete assignment.

 Assisting Agencies: Kern County Sherriff's Office, California Highway Patrol





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