A Cooperative Effort, Verde Valley Agencies rescue patient having a medical emergency on Parson Spring Trail, Sycamore Canyon
Cottonwood AZ (May 29, 2019) – On Sunday May 26th at 5:08 PM units were dispatched by a report from Yavapai County Sheriffs Office that a 19 Year old female was experiencing a medical emergency while on the Parson Spring Trail in Sycamore Canyon. Initially units from Cottonwood Fire and Medical Department as well as Verde Valley Ambulance were dispatched. Later, as they became available, a unit from Verde Valley Fire District was dispatched.
The initial crew from Cottonwood Fire and Medical and Verde Valley Ambulance located the patient, who had been carried by her father most of the way out. The crew determined that the patient would need to be track-lined out of the steepest remaining part of the trail’s path.
The Verde Valley Fire crew hiked in with a stokes basket, packaged patient and moved her to the track line landing spot. Jerome Fire Department had been called to help with the rescue and upon arrival the set up the Track line system along with the other agencies on scene.
The patient was brought up the track line with an attendant and was transported by Verde Valley Ambulance at approximately 9:30pm.
The agencies involved in this rescue have trained at this location for this scenario several times. The Verde Valley Fire District would like to thank our neighboring agencies for their continued cooperation and support on these technical rescues.