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PCSO Air Unit Rescues Elderly ATV Rider
 
Posted: 3/11/2013 12:00 AM
 
Pinal County Sheriff's Office Air Unit "Raven 1"
PINAL COUNTY, Ariz. - On Wednesday, March 6st. 2013 at 1:40 p.m., members of the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office Air Unit responded to an ATV accident involving an elderly male patient.

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office received a call that a 77 year-old had crashed on an ATV in the remote area of Telegraph Canyon outside of Superior.

The caller told dispatchers, the patient, Dwayne Turley,

77 years old, had lost consciousness following the accident and members of his party were unable to get cell phone service from the accident scene. They reported they had loaded Turley onto a vehicle and traveled to the top of a hill to call 9-1-1 for help.

Members from the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office Air Unit were able to get GPS coordinates from the 9-1-1 caller and were able to locate the party and dropped Search and Rescue members into the scene and evaluate the patient’s condition.

The deputies coordinated with a unit from Air Evac to rush the unstable patient to Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn with serious head injuries.

Sheriff Paul Babeu stated, “When enjoying our great outdoors, individuals are reminded whether hiking or traveling off-road it is important to plan ahead. Mr. Turley did just that and had a cell phone with him which provided us with his GPS coordinates. With the GPS coordinates, we were able to locate him quickly and get him the medical attention he needed.”
Public Information Officer

Tim Gaffney
520.705.8124
pcsopio@pinalcountyaz.gov



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