Medical Emergency at Thornton State Beach in Daly City

On March 25, 2013 at 4:29 pm, 2 Fire Companies, 1 EMS unit, and 1 Chief Officer responded to a report of a victim with an ankle injury at Thornton State Beach in Daly City.

Fire companies arrived on scene at the Thornton Beach overlook located at John Daly Blvd. and Skyline Blvd. and gained access to the patient who was located approximately 150 yards down the trail towards the beach. The patient was evaluated by firefighter paramedics and due to the patient’s injury and limited egress from the beach, fire personnel requested air support from East Bay Regional Parks. Once the helicopter arrived and landed on the beach, the patient was loaded and transferred to John Daly Blvd. & Skyline Blvd., where the female patient was taken by ambulance to a local area hospital for further evaluation and treatment.

The incident was mitigated in approximately two and one-half hours.


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