Posted by: GW7AAV | November 7, 2009

Radio rescue

Two radio amateurs on their way to check on an amateur radio repeater where able to call for help on their hand portable radios when they came across a 61 year old man who lay bleeding after falling 40 feet. Karl Tso, KI6PCW, and wife Deborah Ava, KJ6CRZ, put their emergency training to good use to help rescue the man after the accident on Catalina Island. Messages were passed first to stations on the mainland who then contacted emergency services by telephoning 911. Los Angeles County fire-fighter paramedics responded and the injured man was flown by helicopter to St Mary’s Hospital in Long Beach for treatment. Both amateurs are members of The Topanga Disaster Radio Team.

Well done to Karl and Deborah on their fine example of why amateur radio is a good thing. Lets all hope the unnamed victim makes a full recovery soon.

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