July 24, 2021 - The Madera County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) reports shortly before 11:30 A.M. on Friday, July 23, 2021, the Madera County Communications Center received a call for service for an adult female who had slipped and fallen into the water while hiking with her family along the base of Angel Falls.
MCSO Deputies, SAR team members, Madera County Fire, CALFIRE, and Sierra Ambulance responded to the area. Medical personnel were able to reach the female and assess her injuries, diagnosing a possible broken ankle. She was carried by team members to an awaiting ambulance to be transported for her injuries.
Temperatures are rising again in the coming days and MCSO would like to remind those recreating outdoors this weekend to bring extra water and watch your step. With water levels being so low, it has opened new places to explore along the river. Many of the rocks are very slick even without water, and one fall could cause major injuries.
Sheriff Tyson Pogue reflects, “This is the second rescue in as many days at Angel Falls. We are grateful for the successful outcome of this rescue, and for the quick actions of the rescue team. The partnership and collaborative efforts between our regional allied agencies is invaluable, and we pride ourselves on providing the highest level of service to our community.”
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