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Thursday, Jan 17 2013 08:07 PM

Firefighters rescue man stuck in rail car

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Emergency personnel worked to rescue a man stuck in a railroad car on Thursday afternoon in Mojave. Photo courtesy of Kern County Fire Dept.

A man who may have been trapped in a rail car for approximately 9 days was rescued this afternoon by the Kern County Fire Department with the assistance of Edwards Air Force Base fire crews and hazmat, California City Fire Dept., Hall Ambulance and the Kern County Sheriff's Office.

According to a press release from the KCFD, the department received a call for a man who was trapped in a rail car at 1 p.m. today. Crews were dispatched to the 9000 block of Oak Creek Canyon Road in Mojave, arriving on the scene to find a person in the rail car. Crews were able to secure the area and proceeded to implement the confine space rescue policy. Crews then set up for a rope rescue through the top of the rail car. extricating the patient in safely manner. Fire crews then transferred care to Hall Paramedics in which they transported to the hospital for further treatment.

The identity of the man or how he became stuck in the car is not available at this time. Further information will be provided when it becomes available.  

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