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Firefighters perform rope rescue in rollover accident and off Rice Canyon Road

An early evening rollover accident off of Rice Canyon Road in Rainbow down a ravine approximately 30 feet sent one man to Palomar Hospital Trauma Center today.

North County Fire Protection District responded to the call and arrived on scene around 6:10 PM.

Firefighters extricated the male adult victim from his vehicle and secured him into a stokes basket. Firefighters had to perform a rope rescue operation to bring the patient up to the roadway.

From there a NCFPD Medic Ambulance transported the victim to a landing zone and transferred the victim to Mercy Air.

Mercy Air then transported the victim to the Palomar Hospital Trauma Center.

Cause of the accident is under investigation by California Highway Patrol.


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