Early Morning Crash on Blue Slide Road

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Vehicle involved in accident on Blue Slide Rd. [Photo credit: Rio Dell Volunteer Fire Department]

At approximately 2:30 AM this morning (5/1), multiple agencies from the Eel River Valley responded to the area of Blue Slide Road, due to a traffic accident.  The involved vehicle was reported to be approximately 250 feet down an embankment.

First responders from City Ambulance, Rio Dell, Ferndale, Fortuna, Scotia, and Loleta Fire Departments, Humboldt County Sheriff, Rio Dell PD, and CHP immediately responded to the scene. Because of the distance the vehicle was from the roadway and the rough, steep terrain, specialized personnel from the Eel River Valley Technical Rescue were called in to assist with the rescue.

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The Eel River Valley Technical Rescue Team assisting with the rescue. [Photo credit: Rio Dell Volunteer Fire Department]

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The Eel River Valley Technical Rescue Team assisting with the rescue. [Photo credit: Rio Dell Volunteer Fire Department]

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The Eel River Valley Technical Rescue Team assisting with the rescue. [Photo credit: Rio Dell Volunteer Fire Department]

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The Eel River Valley Technical Rescue Team and EMS personnel successfully bringing patient to the roadway. [Photo credit: Rio Dell Volunteer Fire Department]

The patient was transported by ambulance to the hospital and the vehicle was left at its resting location.  Rio Dell Volunteer Fire Department posted several other pictures on their Facebook page and commented about the success of the incident saying, “This was a great effort by all accounts. Everyone worked very well together as you can see by the photos. Thank you everyone!”

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