Bakersfield, Calif. — A person who had been trapped at the base of a 100-foot ravine for nearly five days was successfully rescued.
The Kern County Emergency Communications Center received the distress call shortly before 11 a.m. on September 2nd.
A severely damaged pickup truck was discovered at the foot of a 100-foot cliff along Comanche Point Road, situated between Arvin and Stallion Springs.
The Kern County Fire Department deployed 4 Engines, 6 Patrols, and 1 Urban Search and Rescue team.
A rope rescue system was established to lower a firefighter down to reach the injured individual.
It was then revealed that the patient had been injured and trapped in the ravine since Tuesday, August 29th.
Subsequently, three more firefighters were lowered to safely transfer the patient into a stokes basket, which was then raised to safety.
The patient was airlifted by Mercy Air to a nearby hospital.
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) and Stallion Springs Police Department also provided assistance during the operation.