As first noted on our Facebook Page as it was happening Sunday morning, a 72-year-old equestrienne was thrown from her horse in a remote, rugged location on Mt. Diablo.
Two air assets were called to assist with the extrication, which would have taken considerably longer had emergency crews needed to carrying the injured woman out on foot.
The CHP’s H-30 reached the scene and used its hoist to extract the injured woman and shift her to a designated landing area for transfer to a ground ambulance and on to John Muir Medical Center for treatment.
Some deft airmanship from the guys in H-30.
Nice work CHP!!!!
Yes. Nice work pilots. Wondering how this was handled back in the 1870 period? A LONG ride back to town or ranch in a bouncy buckboard. Hope she is ok
Nice work. When she gets out of hospital she can take that crew out to lunch!
They would have to knock me out before I went up in that thing. Hope the woman is recoving swiftly.
I hope she’s ok. Taking a fall at that age can be quite serious. (I should know.)