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Two rescued from Greenhorn Creek

Firefghters and members of the swift water rescue team rescue two people trapped in a vehicle in Greenhorn Creek Sunday night.
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Two people had to be rescued from a swollen Greenhorn Creek Sunday night.

Nevada County Consolidated and Peardale-Chicago Park firefighters responded to a report of a vehicle stuck in the creek with occupants trapped at about 9 p.m., said Battalion Chief Josh Sunde in a press release. There were two victims on the shore, and two victims trapped in the vehicle. The vehicle was located 30 feet from the shore in approximately 3 feet of rushing water, the river had swollen to 150 feet wide with the large amount of rain runoff, Sunde said.

The Nevada County Fire Swift Water Rescue Team was activated and responded to the incident. Swimmers entered the water and were able to remove the remaining two victims one by one with no further injury. All four victims were then escorted to the awaiting ambulance, were they were treated and transported to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital for early stages of hypothermia.


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