1 hospitalized after being rescued from American River

1 hospitalized after being rescued from American River near Carmichael



HIM. LTWAER: NEW AT 5:00, SAC METRO FIREFIGHTERS PUTTING THEIR SKILLS TO THE TEST TODAY. THE RAINY SEASON BRINGS SWIFTER RIVERS AND THE RUSHING WERAT CAN BE DANGEROUS FOR SWIMMERS AND BOATERS. THAT’S WHY FIREFIGHTERS GET THEIR TRAINING IN NOW TO KEEP PEOPLE SAFE IN THE WATERS AROUND SACRAMEN.TO BRANDI:INER HEFT WAS THE ONLY REPORTER WITH METRO FIREFIGHTERS TODAY. SHE SHOWS US THEIR TRAINING IN AN EXCLUSIVE REPORT. ERIN: UNEXPECTEDLY YOU’RE HERE — AN EMERGENCY, SURROUNDED BY TER.WA WHAT YOU CHOOSE NEXT COULD SAVE YOUR LIF SACRAMENTO METRO FIRE DEPARTMENT AITRNING TO DO JUST THAT. >> THIS TIME OF YEAR, WE GET A LOT OF FLOODING. ERIN: CAPTAIN ERIC SACHT WITH METRO FIRE EXPLAINING HOW WATER RESCUES HAPPEN MORE OFTEN, ESPECIALLY IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS. THEIR SWIFT AND FLOOD WATER RESCUE TASK FORCE 9 TAKES ALONG FOR THE DERI SACRAMENTO METRO FIRE DEPARTMENT WORKING US THROUGH WHAT A SIMULATED WATER RESCUE WOULD LOOK LIKE WITH AS ME AS THE VIIMCT >> YOU’RE ABOUT TO FIND OUT WHEN YOU’RE OUT IN THE WATER, YOU’RE GOING TO LISTEN TO THE COMMANDS COMING FROM THE RESCUERS. ERIN: AS A TEAM, SIMULATING BOTH A CALM AND THEN TYPICA SCENARIO, SAYING PEOPLE IN NEED OF RESCUE ARE USUALLY FRANTIC, FLAILING, AND NOT LISTENIN INSTEAD, YOU NEED TO BE AS CALM AS POSSIBLE AND ACTIVELY LISTENING TO WHAT YOU’RE BEING TOLD TO DO. >> WE ARE GOING TO WAIT FOR THAT BOAT TO COME GET US. ER:IN IT’S NOT JUST FOR YOUR SAFETY, BUFOT R THE SAFETY OF THE PERSON SAVING YOUR LE.IF THESE BOATS FROM CALIFORNIA’S OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE LIKE UTILITY PLAYERS. >>KE UTILITY PLAYERS. WE CAN USE THESE BOATS BECAUSE THEY’RE SMALLER AND MORE PORTABLE AND WE DON’T NEED A BOAT RAMP. ERIN: AND THIS TEAM ABLEO T DEPLOY NOT ONLY LOCALLY AND ACROSS THE REGION, BUT ARE PREPPED FOR NATIONAL EMERGENCIES AT ALL TIM.ES TRAPPED ON TOP OF YOUR CAR, IN THE RIVER, LAKE, OR MAYBE EVEN FLASH FLOOD, METRO CAN DEPLOY DRONES WITH ERTHMO IMAGING TO HELP FIND YOU. >> AND THAT WORKS REALLY, REALLY WELL IN THE WATER, ESPECIAYLL DURING THE WINTER WHEN THE WATER IS COLD AND A BODY IS FLOATING IN THE WATER. ERIN: IN AN EVENT LIKE A FLASH FLOOD OR AN EMERGENCY, YOU PROBABLY WOULDN’T HAVE A LIFE JACKET, AND METRO FIRE CAN ACTUALLY DROP ONE FROM A DRONE TO KEEP YOU SAFE AND CALM WHILE THEY RESCUE YOU. >> THEY’RE QUICK TO GET TO A SCENE, AND WE CAGEN T THEM UP AND OVERHEAD BEFORE WE CAN EVEN GET THE BOAT IN THE WATER SOMETIMES. >> I AM GOING TO DUNK YOU A LITTLE BIT AND THEN PICK YOU UP. ERIN: READY FOR ANY AND ALL EMERGENCIES, TRAINING TO ENSURE WHATEVER COMES NEXT, THEIR TEAM IS THERE TO HELP. IN SACRAMENTO, ERIN HEFT, KC

1 hospitalized after being rescued from American River near Carmichael

One person was taken to the hospital in critical condition after being rescued from the American River, authorities said.Crews started searching for the person around 5 pm on Saturday in the area of ​​Ancil Hoffman Park in Carmichael, the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District said.The person was rescued with the help of the Sacramento Police Department, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office and Sacramento County Regional Parks. The circumstances surrounding the water rescue are unclear. No other details were released. Authorities are reminding people to wear a life jacket and to be safe on the river.| VIDEO ABOVE | How Sacramento County’s emergency water rescue team is equipped

One person was taken to the hospital in critical condition after being rescued from the American River, authorities said.

Crews started searching for the person around 5 pm on Saturday in the area of ​​Ancil Hoffman Park in Carmichael, the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District said.

The person was rescued with the help of the Sacramento Police Department, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office and Sacramento County Regional Parks.

The circumstances surrounding the water rescue are unclear.

No other details were released.

Authorities are reminding people to wear a life jacket and to be safe on the river.

| VIDEO ABOVE | How Sacramento County’s emergency water rescue team is equipped

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