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Injured Hiker Rescued Along South Yuba River

A river rescue on the South Yuba River near Highway 49. Fire officials the incident was 2 miles up river from the Hwy 49 over-crossing. Rescue crews and a Highway Patrol helicopter reached the patient late yesterday morning to find an adult male with traumatic injuries from a 15 to 20 foot fall onto rocks near the river’s edge. The victim was stabilized, a hoist operation from was utilized to extricate the victim to the awaiting Air Ambulance. They used two helicopters–both helicopters landing on the old Hwy 49 bridge to transfer the patient. The patient was taken to Sutter Roseville Trauma Center. Officials say the incident was further complicated with over 2 mile hike to the victim, the 90+ degree heat, and the use of multiple aircraft. The location is a very popular recreation spot, with hundreds of people enjoying the 4th of July weekend at the South Yuba River.

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