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Train Trestle-Water Rescue 10-16-12
Posted Date: 10/17/2012

What-Nature of Event:

Water Rescue

When-Time and Date:

October 16, 2012, 7:16 P.M.

Where-Address of Event:

Train Trestle over the San Lorenzo River near the Boardwalk

Who-Owner / Occupant:


Describe the Event: 

At 7:16 P.M., the Santa Cruz Fire Department was dispatched to a reported person in the river who fell from the bridge. Upon arrival crews found a female clinging to the rocks on the East Cliff side of the river. Crews were directed to the Third Street side of the Boardwalk’s parking lot and the first arriving rescue swimmer was deployed on a paddle board to secure the victim. Additional units and rescue swimmers were ready for backup to assist in the water. The female was secured to the rescue board and brought back to the shore were she was evaluated and transported to Dominican Hospital by AMR. The reports from witnesses stated that she walked off the bridge and fell into the water. No obvious injuries were found on the victim.


Agencies Involved:

Santa Cruz City Fire & Police, AMR, Boardwalk security

Number of Apparatus:

2 Engines, 1 Truck, 1 Battalion Chief

Number of Firefighters: 


Estimated Loss & Save


Additional Information: 




Battalion Chief Mike Venezio


October 16, 2012