Man rescued from 100′ fall down cliff in PMC

Pine Mountain Club, CA (Friday, May 11, 2018 at 3:20 a.m.)—A man described as an elderly resident of the Pine Mountain community slipped and fell about 100 feet from Mil Potrero Highway in steep, rocky terrain Thursday evening. He was stranded there about two to three hours until noticed  by a passerby, who alerted authorities about 6 p.m., a statement by Kern County Fire Department reports. Firefighters of Station 58 “sent a firefighter paramedic over the side to assess and stabilize the victim. Other crews set up a low angle rope system to bring him up to the roadside where he was transferred to ambulance paramedics,” the statement said.

“Thanks to the quick assessment and actions of the KCFD this very technical
rescue was executed successfully and without any further injury to the victim” the department’s report states. No fire personnel were injured. About 10 rescue personnel responded, including Engine 58, Patrol 58, Engine 357 from Frazier Park, Engine 56 and the Battalion 5 commander. Hall Ambulance, Kern County Sheriff’s Office and California Highway Patrol units also responded to assist.

This is part of the May 11, 2018 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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