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    Ventura: Chopper Rescues Injured Hiker



    Date Of Release:               07/02/2021

    Incident Commander:      Battalion Chief Matt Brock

    Incident Type:                     Remote rescue – injured hiker

    Date/Time of Incident:      11:13 am, 07/02/2021

    Incident Location:             Ventura, CA – Arroyo Verde Park trail system

    Cause/Origin:                    Fall

    Injuries Reported:            37-year-old female         

    Units Committed On-Scene: Medic Engine, Medic Truck, Ambulance, Battalion Chief, Ventura County Fire air squad 7

    Total Fire Personnel On-Scene: 13

    Agencies Involved:          Ventura City Fire, Ventura County Fire


     Ventura City Fire and AMR EMS units were dispatched to a report of an injured hiker in the hills above Arroyo Verde Park in the city of Ventura. Emergency personnel responded and arrived to find a 37-year-old female with a serious leg injury needing to be rescued from her remote location. Firefighters hiked to the injured hiker’s location and provided EMS treatment and stabilization.

    Assistance was requested from the Ventura County Fire air operations unit. An “Air squad” – advanced life support equipped helicopter was dispatched and provided an air lift and transfer to a waiting ground ambulance. The patient was transported via that ground ambulance to Ventura County Medical Center for further care. The hiker is expected to make a full and complete recovery.

    Submitted by Matt Brock – Fire Battalion Chief, Ventura City Fire Department

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