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River Rescue on South Yuba

A river rescue turned out to be a strenuous and drawn out call for North San Juan FD,  Nevada Consolidated Rescue 84 and Cal fire engine 2360.

NSJ Engineer, Cristoffer Montelius, says at 7:30 pm the call came for unconscious female down at the river upstream from Purdon Bridge.
Rescuers responded from the North San Juan side of the river.  However, the Purdon Bridge is now closed for repairs
Click here to listen to Engineer Cristoffer Montelius

North San Juan and Nevada County Consolidated Fire Department personnel started to search the different beaches along the river.
Click here to listen to Engineer Cristoffer Montelius

The only one option was to hike the patient out in the darkness.

A Calfire crew also assisted with the long and steep hike back with the patient on a wheeled stokes.  Good teamwork between firefighters from three department’s allowed the patient to be safely brought out to the ambulance and transported to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital

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