According to a press release sent by SFPD, teamwork between officers from Ingleside Station, the fire department, and a citizen like you or me led to the rescue of an injured woman trapped in McLaren Park.
Tuesday afternoon, a woman who suffered a seizure while walking in the park fell down an embankment, finding herself “lost and trapped,” says SFPD.
The woman texted her partner, but, reports the Chron, “she had little to no cell service” in the area and was unable to comunicate her location.
By 5 PM, SFPD and SFFD were searching the “heavily wooded area,” as darkness began to fall.
That’s where the citizen comes in, as a person who heard woman’s cries reported it. 20 minutes later, the woman was located about half a mile away from where she’d originally had the seizure. She had fallen over 50 yards down a steep hillside and been trapped.
Upon her rescue, the woman was transported to SF General Hospital and treated for her injuries. She is expected to make a full recovery.