Man rescued in near drowning at Scotts Flat | TheUnion.com

Man rescued in near drowning at Scotts Flat

The Union staff

At 3 p.m. Saturday Nevada County Consolidated, Cal Fire Engine, Nevada City Fire Department responded to a reported possible drowning with CPR in progress at the Scott's Flat Campground.

According to a report, emergency workers arrived on scene to find a male patient who had previously swam out to retrieve an inflatable raft and had been overcome with exhaustion and went under the water. An off duty registered nurse and a former life guard came to the man's aid, the report stated. He was pulled from the water and administered CPR.

Upon the fire department's arrival the man was conscious and answering questions appropriately, the report stated. He was transported to Sierra Nevada Hospital by ground ambulance for further medical evaluation.

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