Saturday, July 20, 2024

Patient Falls from Cliff into Big River Rescued and Now Awaits Airlift Due to Injury


Scanner traffic indicates at approximately 8:25 p.m. an individual was reported to have fallen from a cliff into the water near the town of Mendocino’s Chevron gas station. He was successfully pulled from the water with an injury.

Responding agencies include the Mendocino Volunteer Fire Department, Fort Bragg Fire Department, California Highway Patrol, and a medical helicopter has been dispatched to land on the beach.

This article is based on initial information and will be updated as more facts become available.

UPDATE 8:58 p.m.

The dispatcher told the responding medical helicopter the patient is male and the injuries are due to his fall from the cliff. During the exchange, the landing zone on the beach was confirmed.

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Matt LaFever
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I have been an Emerald Triangle resident since 2006 and this is year ten in Mendocino County. Please, email me at matthewplafever@gmail.com if you know a story that needs to be told.

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