Breaking News: Emergency Crews Rush to Save Logging Accident Victim

A gripping story is playing out on scanner traffic right now.  Various emergency crews including people from fire, medical, and law enforcement groups have crept out a logging road near Carlotta off Fox Creek Road. (See map below.)

As always with scanner traffic, details are sketchy but it sounds as if a victim is currently trapped under the carriage of a piece of logging equipment. The person is currently “alert and oriented” but crews are obviously tense.  A helicopter is on its way as are various types of equipment.

LoCO will update with information when possible but please keep the victim and the crews in your thoughts.

UPDATE 2 p.m.: According to scanner traffic, “Just now the patient is being brought up to the ambulance.”

UPDATE 2:02 p.m.: The ambulance, according to scanner traffic, is now on the way to meet the helicopter at the Carlotta Fire Hall.

UPDATE 2:16 p.m.: CHP helicopter can’t make it in due to weather. The ambulance is proceeding in to the hospital. 

Green arrow shows the latitude and longitude of current staging area. (From Google Maps.)

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