Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Coasties Rescue Firefighter in Mendo

Posted By on Tue, Aug 18, 2020 at 1:47 AM

A Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay crew rescued a firefighter suffering heat stroke symptoms while working in rough terrain on the Box Fire in the Mendocino National Forest on Sunday night, according to a news release.

The call for assistance came in around 10:50 p.m.

“Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay launched an MH-65D Dolphin helicopter crew who flew to the area and located the injured firefighter within 100 yards of the fire line in a clearing that the fire crew on scene had cut in the forest to allow for an extraction,” the release states. “The helicopter crew approached the extraction zone and made a tree-top hoist from 150 feet.”
Read the full Coast Guard release below: 
MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard rescued an injured firefighter from a ridge near Snow Mountain Wilderness in the Mendocino National Forest Sunday evening.

At 10:50 p.m. Sunday, Mendocino County Fire Dispatch personnel requested the Coast Guard’s assistance with the rescue of an injured firefighter who was experiencing heat stroke symptoms while working in rough terrain on the Box Fire. Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay launched an MH-65D Dolphin helicopter crew who flew to the area and located the injured firefighter within 100 yards of the fire line in a clearing that the fire crew on scene had cut in the forest to allow for an extraction.

The helicopter crew approached the extraction zone and made a tree-top hoist from 150 feet. The injured firefighter was flown to Adventist Health Ukiah Valley.

“We are very appreciative of the firefighters’ hard work keeping us safe,” said Lt j.g. Rachel Seaman, the Dolphin co-pilot of the rescue. “It was extremely rewarding bringing one of their members back to safety.” 
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