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  • Injured motorcyclist rescued in Temblors

  • Bakersfield man flown to KMC after being located by helicopter
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    A Bakersfield man was rescued after he crashed his motorcycle and broke his am in the Temblors Sunday.
    The victim was spotted by a helicopter crew while his family members were leading firefighters in on a motorcycle.
    The rescue took place in a remote area 1-1/2 to 2 miles west of Fellows and south of Midoil road near Sulphur Springs just after noon.
    The Kern County Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call about 12:30 p.m. and firefighters from Taft and Fellows were dispatched to the incident.
    Hall Ambulance's  helicopter Medivac 1 was launched from Bakersfield.
    Kern County Fire Capt. Don Printup said firefighters met a family member near the fellows School but the family member was not familiar with the area and had a hard time leading firefighters to the scene.
    The medivac helicopter arrived on scene and spotted the victim from the air about 40 minutes afte the incident was reported.
    Air 5, the Kern County Sheriff's search and rescue helicopter, was also sent to the recue in case a hoist rescue was needed but it was cancelled after arriving on scene.
    Printup said the air ambulance was able to land about 200 feet from the victim and firefighters were able to carry the man in a Stokes litter to the helicopter.
    He was flown to Kern Medical Center with “a badly broken arm,” Printup said.
    The victim's name was not immediately available.
     

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