February 5, 2019 – Grass Valley and Nevada County Consolidated Firefighters responded to a vehicle accident with injuries in the area of Auburn Road near Pingree, yesterday at 7:30 pm.
Firefighters arrived to find a single vehicle over the side 75 to 100 ft in blackberries with a single occupant. Firefighters assessed the situation and determined a low angle rope rescue system would be necessary to bring the patient up the bank.
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Firefighters were able to complete the rescue bringing the patient to street level by use of the rope system and a stokes basket.
Paramedics treated and transported the patient to a local trauma center.
Grass Valley Engine 1, Battalion 1, NCCFD Engine 88 and Engine 89 were assisted by Sierra Nevada Medics and CHP. All units were released at 8:30 p.m.