Operations, Patient Care, Rescue & Vehicle Extrication

Patient Falls Over Bridge Into River

Issue 9 and Volume 40.

Responders from Five Cities Fire Authority in Arroyo Grande, Calif., retrieve a male patient who fell over a bridge and into a river. Rescuers set up a raising system while two firefighter paramedics packaged the patient with C-spine precautions and placed him in a Stokes basket. The patient suffered moderate head injuries but was expected to make a full recovery.

Operations, Patient Care, Rescue & Vehicle Extrication

Patient Falls Over Bridge Into River

Issue 9 and Volume 40.

Responders from Five Cities Fire Authority in Arroyo Grande, Calif., retrieve a male patient who fell over a bridge and into a river. Rescuers set up a raising system while two firefighter paramedics packaged the patient with C-spine precautions and placed him in a Stokes basket. The patient suffered moderate head injuries but was expected to make a full recovery.