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Riverside County Fire Department in cooperation with CAL FIRE

Incident Name: Painted Type of Incident: Inaccessible Rescue
Incident Address: Painted Canyon Rd X Box Canyon Rd Incident Number: CA-RRU-60891
Community: Mecca Date Reported: 5/12/2019
Time Reported: 1:24 PM
Fatalities: 0  Major: 0  Moderate: 1  Minor: 0  Non Injury: 0
Transported Ground Ambulances: 1 Est. Containment Time:
Air Ambulance: 0 Est. Control Time:
Loss: $0.00
Saved: $0.00 Evacuations: No
Cause: Evacuation Comments:

Current Situation

(Recent updates are posted at the top of the Current Situation)
FINAL UPDATE 5/12/19 @ 5:33 p.m. - The patient was extricated by H60, flown to an awaiting ground ambulance & transported to an area hospital with moderate injuries.
UPDATE 5/12/19 @ 4:47 p.m. - Firefighters are still working to move the patient to an area for hoist extrication and are estimating an additional two hour commitment time.
UPDATE 5/12/19 @ 3:13 p.m. - Firefighters are still working to move the patient. Resources will remain committed for approximately two hours.
CAL FIRE/Riverside County Firefighters responded to reports of a hiker with a lower extremity injury near Painted Canyon Rd X Box Canyon Rd in Mecca. Ground resources are on scene and making access to the patient's location. California Highway Patrol's (CHP) helicopter H60 has been requested to assist. Updates will be posted as information becomes available.

Resources Assigned

Firefighters: 25 Helicopters: 1 Utilities: No
Law Enforcement: Yes Engine Companies: 5 Air Tankers: 0
Air Attack: No Truck Companies: 2 Fire Crews: 0
EMD: No Overhead Personnel: 2 Water Tenders: 0
American Red Cross: No Fire Investigator: No Bulldozers: 0
Public Information Officer: No Displaced Persons: No RVC Medics: 0
Ambulance Air: 0  Ground: 1
Specialized Equipment: None,

Cooperating Agencies

American Medical Response, CAL FIRE/Riverside, California Highway Patrol – H60, Riverside County Fire Department,
Prepared By: April Newman Information Center: (951) 940-6985
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