advertisement

July 3, 2017 – While on off-highway patrol in the back country Saturday, two Placer County Sheriff’s deputies coordinated a multi-agency rescue effort to get an ill man to the hospital.

Saturday, July 1, the deputies were conducting OHV, or Off-Highway Vehicle enforcement near Foresthill. When they stopped at Duncan Peak fire lookout, they discovered a U.S. Forest Service employee suffering from a medical problem that required immediate attention. Duncan Peak is about 1 1/2 hours from the nearest medical facility, so deputies started basic medical care while coordinating the medical rescue. They called in CHP – Valley Division Air Operations, USFS, and Foresthill Fire.

CHP helicopter H24 landed at the scene within five minutes and took over medical care. The USFS employee was transported to the hospital for medical treatment and we’re happy to report that he’s resting at home.

Without our relationships with our partner agencies and our State Parks OHV grant, which funded the OHV enforcement, this rescue would have been much more difficult. Our best wishes go out to the USFS employee for a quick recovery and we hope to see you back to work soon.

While on off-highway patrol in the back country Saturday, two Placer County Sheriff’s deputies coordinated a multi-agency rescue effort to get an ill man to the hospital. Saturday, July 1, the deputies were conducting OHV, or Off-Highway Vehicle enforcement near Foresthill. When they stopped at Duncan Peak fire lookout, they discovered a U.S. Forest Service employee suffering from a medical problem that required immediate attention. Duncan Peak is about 1 1/2 hours from the nearest medical facility, so deputies started basic medical care while coordinating the medical rescue. They called in CHP – Valley Division Air Operations, USFS, and Foresthill Fire.CHP helicopter H24 landed at the scene within five minutes and took over medical care. The USFS employee was transported to the hospital for medical treatment and we’re happy to report that he’s resting at home. Without our relationships with our partner agencies and our State Parks OHV grant, which funded the OHV enforcement, this rescue would have been much more difficult. Our best wishes go out to the USFS employee for a quick recovery and we hope to see you back to work soon. The Placer County Sheriff’s OHV Unit was created five years ago after receiving an annual grant from State Parks. The grant funds four deputies throughout the summer to conduct OHV enforcement out of our Auburn and Tahoe offices. The primary focus of the grant is OHV education, OHV registration compliance enforcement, to encourage OHV safe riding practices, and to educate the public about where they can ride within Placer County. We wish everyone a safe and happy Fourth of July!

Posted by Placer County Sheriff’s Office on Monday, 3 July 2017

The Placer County Sheriff’s OHV Unit was created five years ago after receiving an annual grant from State Parks. The grant funds four deputies throughout the summer to conduct OHV enforcement out of our Auburn and Tahoe offices.

The primary focus of the grant is OHV education, OHV registration compliance
enforcement, to encourage OHV safe riding practices, and to educate the public about where they can ride within Placer County.

We wish everyone a safe and happy Fourth of July!