Friday, December 1, 2023

Major Head Injury, Broken Limbs After Elderly Man Falls on Rural Property Near Westport—Air Ambulance Responding


Scanner traffic at 3:17 p.m. indicated medics and firefighters have been dispatched to a rural property northeast of Westport regarding an elderly male who suffered serious injuries as a result of an estimated 6-foot height.

Reportedly the patient suffered both broken limbs and a major head injury after falling on the 2300 block of Seaview Drive. The exact context of the fall is unclear, whether the patient fell from a ladder, cliff, tree, or some other surface.

An air ambulance has been requested to the scene and is flying to the coast from the Covelo airport.

Please remember that this story is unfolding. Information is being reported as we gather it. However, some of the information coming from witnesses and initial official reports could be wrong. We will do our best to get the facts but, in the case that something is inaccurate, we will update with correct information as soon as we can.

This map is not intended to pinpoint the exact location of the incident, but the general area where first responders are located

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I like to think of myself as a reporter for the Average Joe. Journalism has become a craft defined largely by city dwellers on America's coasts. It’s time to take it back. 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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