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McKinleyville Forest Medical Rescue 

Reach 5 helicopter team from Redding.
Reach 5 helicopter team from Redding.

MCKINLEYVILLE, CA - On Tuesday, April 16 at 3:27 P.M., the Arcata Fire District was dispatched to a medical rescue in the McKinleyville Community Forest, with closest access to the patient on the 2000 block of First Road.

The first engine arrived on scene as well as Arcata/Mad River Ambulance’s team and a Chief officer with AFD’s off-road side-by-side to find that the patient was approximately one mile up the trail.
Due to a boulder and tree blocking access to the trail for the side-by-side, two engine companies and the paramedic team set out on foot to find a woman who had fallen off of her mountain bike while riding one of the trails.

She was put in a traction splint and Reach 5 helicopter team was called to the scene, responding from the Redding area. When the helicopter landed on scene, the patient was flown to Redding to assess her injuries.

Arcata Fire District would like to thank Arcata Ambulance and Reach Team 5 for their assistance today and would also like to provide a reminder to the community to wear a helmet, always have a phone on you or a person with you in case of an emergency in a remote area.

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