MCAS Yuma Marines rescue stranded man

MCAS Yuma Marines rescue stranded man

YUMA, Ariz. – Marines with the Search and Rescue team from MCAS Yuma saved one person who had been stranded in rough terrain, Wednesday.

The Marines responded to a call from the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office at 1:20 p.m. requesting assistance extracting one individual who became injured after their all-terrain vehicle experienced a rollover. The aircrew of three Marines and a Navy corpsman departed MCAS Yuma within 15 minutes.

The crew made contact with the Yuma Fire Department and was able to quickly locate the individual. A hoist operation was successfully conducted and the individual was safely taken to Yuma Regional Medical Center by 2:21 p.m.

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