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Teen Swept Down Putah Creek Rescued by CHP Helicopter

The Napa County-based California Highway Patrol Golden Gate Division Air Operations unit assisted Sunday in the rescue of a 15-year-old who had been swept down the Putah Creek in Yolo County.

Officials said CHP Helicopter 32 was requested just before 4:30 p.m. by the Yolo County Fire Department to assist in the rescue of the male teen, who had been swept down the creek and became stranded.

Officials said the helicopter unit located teen on the opposite side of the creek and was able to hoist him to safety. The teen wasn't injured in the incident.

The California Highway Patrol Golden Gate Division Air Operations unit operates four aircraft that patrol the nine Bay Area counties.

--Bay City News
Roberto May 20, 2014 at 11:28 AM
Stranded on the other side of the creek? Why didn't he wade back across? It's not like the creek is in flood stage or even at a normal flow. Hopefully his parents will foot the bill for the helicopter, not the taxpayers.
Paul Woodward, MD May 21, 2014 at 07:41 PM
Candidate for the Darwin awards?

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