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Near Drowning at South Yuba River Emerald Pool

An emergency call of a near drowning in the South Yuba River Emerald Pool area off of Bowman Lake Road came in to CalFire Sunday afternoon around 2:45p.m. Captain John Hotchkiss says the patient had been pulled out of the water but was in a very remote location hard to access. Units from the Truckee area were first responders.

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The Cal Fire Helicopter was used to hoist the teenaged victim from the river bank and take him to a care flight helicopter that was waiting on Highway 20, and the patient was flown to Renown Medical center in Reno. His condition and name are unknown at this time.

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