It was reported that three trail maintenance personnel were riding in the small utility vehicle along the trail when they rolled over down a 40 foot embankment and ejected all occupants. A female passenger, despite her injuries, was able to crawl back up to the trail and hike out until she received a cell signal to call 9-1-1. The crew learned that the location was on the American Canyon Trail near the community of Auburn Lake Trails in Cool, CA. Since H-20 was in flight over Folsom Lake, they arrived on scene in minutes. Due to the heavy foliage, the crew was unable to see the victims but were able to direct ground crews to the immediate area based on the reported distance from the trailhead and the fact the vehicle was overturned in a creek.
The ground crews located all occupants and requested H-20 remain on scene for hoist operations due the the steep and rugged terrain. After all occupants were assessed, it was determined that the reporting female needed to be flown to the hospital. Ground crews packaged her in the Bauman bag and prepared her for a hoist. H-20 hoisted her from the scene and transported her to Greenwood Helispot and transferred care to CalStar due to fuel restraints. She was flown to Sutter-Roseville Medical Center for treatment. The other parties were removed by ground personnel.
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