08/25/11 Off-Road Rescue Near Lake Mathews

On one of our walks up Mt. Rubidoux, I remember seeing a firefighter run up the hill in full gear. I guess this is the kind of situation he was training for:

CAL FIRE and Riverside County Firefighters are on scene an off road traffic collision involving a motorcyclist. Firefighters are making the 1 mile hike to the 2300 foot level of monument peak,in order treat and transport the patient. The remote area rescue will require firefighters to hand carry the adult male patient using a stokes basket. Updates will be posted as additional information becomes available. UPDATE: After an over three-hour rescue, the patient was extracted from the remote area, and transported to Riverside Community Hospital in stable condition. – from the Riverside County Fire Department’s website

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