Crews from several departments worked together to help a man that was knocked unconscious after attempting to flip off the Ponderosa Bridge in Colfax, California, on September 28.
Footage from the incident shows Placer County Sheriff’s deputies and Cal Fire NEU crews at the scene.
The individual was said to have been drinking before attempting a flip off the bridge. “He was knocked unconscious when he hit the water,” the Placer County Sheriff’s Office said on Facebook. The victim’s friend was able to pull him out of the water and onto the shore, where he regained consciousness but remained “very disoriented and in pain,” police said.
The Placer County Sheriff’s Office, American Medical Response, Placer Hills Fire, Foresthill Fire, and the Cal Fire Technical Rescue Team managed to stabilize the victim, who was later airlifted to a nearby hospital. Police said he is “expected to be OK.” Credit: Placer County Sheriff’s Office via Storyful