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UPDATE: Swimmer rescued from Yuba River

A man trapped under water for several minutes earlier this month was rescued from the Yuba River by Nevada County Consolidated Fire and California Highway Patrol personnel, a release states.

On June 18, emergency services responded to the area near the Old Yuba River Bridge, where bystanders pulled the man out of the water and performed CPR. Due to the remote location, CHP Air Operations helicopter (H-20) hoisted in two rescuers at a time from the bridge to the man while fire personnel hiked into the area.

Helicopter Transports Near Drowning VictimOn June 18th, Nevada County Consolidated Fire responded to the Yuba River near the Old Yuba River Bridge where a swimmer was trapped underwater for several minutes. Bystanders pulled him from the water and performed CPR while CHP helicopter (H-20) landed on the bridge multiple times transporting fire personnel and equipment to the scene. The swimmer was then loaded into H-20 for transport. CHP Paramedic Flores and Sierra Nevada Ambulance Paramedic Brighting provided life saving treatment to the swimmer while en route to Sutter Roseville Medical Center.Pilot- LewisParamedic- FloresCHP – Valley DivisionCHP – Grass ValleyNevada County Consolidated FD

Posted by CHP – Valley Division Air Operations on Saturday, June 27, 2020

The swimmer was taken to Sutter Roseville Medical Center while CHP Paramedic Flores and Sierra Nevada Ambulance Paramedic Brighting provided life-saving treatment en route.

The air operations crew responded to another call in the same area Sunday, June 28, when a man fell onto some rocks, injuring his ankle. Emergency responders hoisted him onto the bridge, where the same ambulance crew transported him to the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital.

According to CHP officials, the area is popular for weekend recreation.


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