Air Rescue – Temecula, CA

Lloyd Payne, EPN
Lloyd Payne, EPN

Temecula, CA – CAL FIRE/Riverside County firefighters responded to an incident involving a fall victim on August 19th at Camino Estribo and Via Tornado in Temecula. They found an adult male who had fallen approximately 15 feet into a creek bed. Due to the victim’s injuries and location in a steep canyon, the battalion chief requested units for an air rescue.

A San Diego Sheriff’s Department airship assisted in a hoist rescue of the patient to the top of the canyon. The patient was then transferred to a Mercy Air helicopter for transport to Riverside County Regional Medical Center. Resources participating in the rescue operation included 5 engines, 1 truck company, 1 fire crew, and 1 ground ambulance from American Medical Response.

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