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Sonoma County sheriff's Henry 1 rescues man near Pine Flat Road

  • Henry 1 crew on a long-line rescue off of Pine Flat Road on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. (FRIENDS OF HENRY 1)

An emergency response team with Sonoma County Sheriff’s Henry 1 helicopter rescued a 29-year-old man Saturday afternoon after he suffered a heat-related injury in a ravine near Pine Flat Road in northeast Sonoma County.

The Henry 1 crew arrived within 10 minutes of the initial call at 12:52 p.m. The man was located in a ravine with heavy vegetation about 300 yards east of the ridgetop road. The Henry 1 pilot landed on a ridge and prepared the helicopter for a “long-line” rescue.

The pilot then flew two crew members on a 100-foot-long line to the immobilized patient, officials said. The patient was placed on the long-line rescue device and, along with the two rescue crew members, was flown to a landing zone.

The patient was treated by a Henry 1 paramedic and released.


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